Buslaw Assignment 3 (Brocklesby v. Jeppesen and Company - Strict Product Liability)

Buslaw Assignment 3 (Brocklesby v. Jeppesen and Company - Strict Product Liability)

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The Brocklesby v. Jeppesen and Company case tells the incident of an airplane crash owned by World Airways crashing into a mountain near Cold Bay in Alaska. This accident led to the death of six crew members whereas the lucky survivors, including Barbara Brocklesby, and World Airways itself, filed a claim against the government of the United States and Jeppesen. The ninth Circuit Court, located in San Francisco, took on this case in 1985. However, since the claims against the government were governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act, the plaintiffs had no right to a jury trial on those claims. Therefore, the trial was divided into two: a jury decided the claims against Jeppesen and the court decided the claims against the government. The case was submitted under three theories: negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. In the area of torts, there is a law known as strict products liability which applies when a defective product for which an appropriate defendant holds responsibility causes injury to an appropriate plaintiff. All parties in the chain of distribution of a defective product are strictly liable for the injuries caused by that product. Thus all manufacturers, distributors,
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BUS 294 taught by Professor No during the Spring '09 term at Diablo Valley College.

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Buslaw Assignment 3 (Brocklesby v. Jeppesen and Company - Strict Product Liability)

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