Chapter_13_organizer - CHAPTER 13 Strict liability is the...

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CHAPTER 13Strict liabilityis the basis for recovery for activities which have beenfound to be:Certain types of activities come with very high duty, hurt someone by doinghigh risk activities, you’re going to pay.Some examples/activities wherestrict liabilityhas been applied are:1.Abnormally Dangerous Activities:defendant is strictly liable, involveshigh degree of risk that cannot be made more safe.2.Wild animals:a person that owns a wild animal can be strictly liable forany injuries the animal causes.3.Product liability:liability of manufactures and sellers for harmful ordefective products.PRODUCT LIABILITYProduct liability cases can be based on what theories of recovery:1.Negligence2.Misrepresentation3.Strict liability4.WarrantiesWhen a product liability case is based on negligence, due care must beexercised by the manufacturer in the following areas:1. Designing the product2. Assembling and testing the product3. Placing adequate warnings on the label to inform the user of dangers ofwhich an ordinary person might not be aware of.

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Term
Spring
Professor
KimberJ.Palmer
Tags
Business, Chapter 13, assumption of risk, Product liability

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