MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Essay 3 MBA

MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Essay 3 MBA

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In order to determine whether the late man’s wife can file suit against any of the three parties: the car manufacturer, the city of L.A, the restaurant or maybe against two or all of them, there are 3 major aspects that have to be taken into consideration before the final decision will be made. I would consider 4 major legal theories in order to predict chances of winning the case in the court. These are: the doctrine of strict liability, the doctrine of negligence, the possible defenses that each parties can have and the problem of the Governmental Municipality. I think that two more important aspects that have to be considered as well are: the defectiveness of the product – in our case the rubber mat and the fact the man who died tragically was drinking bears on the day of his death. We have to keep in mind that there are more parties involved in this case. These are: The plaintiff: the wife and the defendants: the car manufacturer, the city of Los Angeles and the restaurant. However our case is not that easy as it seems to be, and it seems to be rather more complex, as we will be discussing the case from different perspectives Firstly, I think that the product (in our case the Ford car’s door) was in a defective condition, because it was a threat to passenger’s life. Why? The car’s door shouldn’t have got open after hitting a fence. I would say that the manufacturer FORD is responsible for the man’s death under the Strict Tort Liability, because of the point 1 from the list presented below. “The most common types of product liability cases are based on the following types of defects: 1) Design defect, 2) Dangers of use due to lack of warnings or unclear use instructions 3) Errors in manufacturing, handling or packaging of the product” Point 1 says that ‘A product with a faulty design exposes its users to unnecessary risks, and products must be designed with all foreseeable uses in mind. It seems that the manufacturer hasn’t foreseen all possible problems. Therefore, he is liable, because the proof of unreasonable defective
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2011 for the course MGT 500 taught by Professor Weingarten during the Summer '11 term at DePaul.

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