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.
Jose is likely to lose, unless he can provide a reasonable alternative design to the product that would have
prevented the fire.
Jose is likely to win, because economic loss is recoverable under strict product liability if a product is
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?