product liability

Product liability - CHAPTER 10 Product liability(3 flavors Design defect the 1st family of product liability so if you design a product and its

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CHAPTER 10 Product liability (3 flavors) Design defect- the 1 st family of product liability, so if you design a product and its defective you may be liable under product liability Manufacture defect Ex) a lugnut is what holds the wheel to the car, and a mechanic decided to not pay attention and put the lugnuts on tight. So when the mom came to pick up her car and she’s driving down the road and all of a sudden her right front wheel with the tire attached goes off the side therefore they crash. The kids die. Therefore that is a manufacture’s defect because someone in manufacturing didn’t put it on right. A failure to warn- ex) if cigarette company’s didn’t list the side effects on the box of cigarettes then a person could sue them for getting lung cancer Defenses Altering the product Ex) a guy gets a gun and he takes off the safety guard because he doesn’t think he needs one because he’s a guy. Since he modified the device he can’t make a lawsuit
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ACCT 324 taught by Professor Eppink during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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Product liability - CHAPTER 10 Product liability(3 flavors Design defect the 1st family of product liability so if you design a product and its

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