A jose is likely to lose because economic loss

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· a.) Jose is likely to lose, because economic loss relating only to the product itself, as opposed to personal injuries, is not typically recoverable under strict product liability. · b.) Jose is likely to lose, unless he can provide a reasonable alternative design to the product that would have prevented the fire. · c.) Jose is likely to win, because economic loss is recoverable under strict product liability if a product is defective. · d.) Jose is likely to win, because there is no indication that he was aware of the defect in the automobile's electrical lines and elected to drive it anyway.
A scaffold manufacturer was sued for strict product liability by Joe who, while working on a construction project, had his scaffold collapse and cause severe back injuries. The manufacturer defended on the basis of assumption of risk and was able to prove that Joe knew that the scaffold was mis-rigged and decided to use it despite this known fact. How strong is the manufacturer's defense against Joe's claim? ·
A motorcycle manufacturer was sued by Jeff for strict product liability for serious leg injuries he incurred in a low speed motorcycle crash. The theory of recovery was that the product was defective for failure to have leg protection devices installed, making the product unreasonably dangerous. The manufacturer defended on the basis of assumption of risk, in that the danger of a motorcycle crash is obvious and foreseeable to the ordinary consumer, so Jeff assumed the risk of such a crash. How strong is the manufacturer's defense against Jeff's claim? ·

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