BA621-L5A8 - February 1, 2010 May 21, 2010 BA621 Business...

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February 1, 2010 – May 21, 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson #5 Assignment #8 Case 13-5 Summary: James A. Peterson v. Lou Backrodt Chevrolet Company In this case (page 360 of your text), the court considers whether bystanders can have a cause of action when a defective product causes injury. The case involved defective brakes that failed, causing an accident which killed one minor and injured another. The estate of the deceased minor brought a product liability action. The trial court dismissed the plaintiff’s case, but the court reversed in favor of the plaintiff and decided bystanders are allowed to bring causes of action in product liability cases. Answer the following questions (from page 360 of your text). 1) What primary ethical norm dominates the court's reasoning in Case 13-5? Clue: To answer this question, you want to reread the excerpted paragraph from the California Supreme Court decision.
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BA621-L5A8 - February 1, 2010 May 21, 2010 BA621 Business...

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