Law_ Chapter 21 Q&A.pdf - 837 Introduction to American Jurisprudence Chapter 21 Strict Liability Use questions A-C as criteria to evaluate the

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837: Introduction to American Jurisprudence Chapter 21: Strict Liability Use questions A-C as criteria to evaluate the hypothetical cases 1-3. A.Is an ultrahazardous activity being performed? B.Was damage incurred? C.Should the company be responsible for the injury? Was the harm foreseeable? 1. Rob buys an Apple TV. As he hooks it to his television, its wires short circuit, and he is severely burned. a.Is an ultrahazardous activity being performed? i.Yes there is an ultrahazardous activity being performed because the wires short circuited. b.Was damage incurred? i.Yes, the damage that he got severely burned. c.Should the company be responsible for the injury? Was the harm foreseeable? i.Yes the company should be responsible for the injury because there was clearly something wrong with the Apple TV’s wires for it to short circuit. 2. Francesca buys a straightening iron. While she is using it, it overheats, her hair catches fire, and she is burned. a.Is an ultrahazardous activity being performed?
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Unformatted text preview: i. Yes there is an ultrahazardous activity being performed because the straightening iron overheated. b. Was damage incurred? i. Yes, the damage was that her caught on fire and she was burned. c. Should the company be responsible for the injury? Was the harm foreseeable? i. Yes the company should be responsible for the injury because the straightening iron overheated so much that it caused a fire so that means that there was something wrong with product. 3. Brett buys a football to play catch. As he catches the ball, it explodes in his face. a. Is an ultrahazardous activity being performed? i. No there was not a ultrahazardous activity being performed. b. Was damage incurred? i. Yes the damages were probably caused on his hands and face. c. Should the company be responsible for the injury? Was the harm foreseeable? i. Yes the company should be responsible for the injury because they put so much air in the football that it caused for the call to explode....
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