busniess law exam 1 mult choice Qs

For purposes of comparative negligence calculation

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For purposes of comparative negligence calculation, assumption of the risk is treated the same as contributory negligence; thus, the 40 percent of assumption of the risk is offset just as contributory negligence would be, and Rigtrup recovers $60,000. Chap 7
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1. The sales article is constructed so that each state may adopt a version of §2-318 (third-party liability), which suits its own philosophy. Identify the alternative that allows the largest scope of recovery by third persons. a) Alternative A b) Alternative B c) Alternative C 2. In Lesson 6, you learned that the negligence of various parties is compared (comparative negligence) to come up with a result. The same thing is done with respect to strict liability. Which of the following may be compared against strict liability? a) negligence b) abuse of the product c) assumption of the risk d) all options are correct The degree of fault involved in negligence, abuse of the product, and assumption of the risk are all compared against the degree of fault involved in strict liability. 3. This question focuses on the opinion in Travelers Ins. v. Federal Pacific Elec. Changing the facts in that case, suppose that the employees who cleaned up after the flooding and who activated the circuit breakers were custodians with no special training in electricity. Which of the following is the most correct? a. Under these facts, the lack of a warning label would make the circuit breakers unreasonably dangerous. b. Under these facts, the lack of a warning label would not make the circuit breakers unreasonably dangerous. If the users are not knowledgeable users, a warning label becomes necessary to make a dangerous product not unreasonably dangerous.
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