law 531t

profilerichardsonb30

   

1. Use the following information to answer questions 1–5.


MakerMan Manufacturing creates heavy-duty hand tools. It produces a new collapsible hammer called the SmackN’Stash. One of the first purchasers of the hammer, Rob, is using it at a construction site when the hammer’s head flies off and injures his coworker Cliff.  

How does the concept of strict liability apply to this situation?

  

o While   using a collapsible hammer is a dangerous activity, it is not of the type of   danger that would subject MakerMan to strict liability.

o Product   liability torts require Rob to show that one or more of the design or   manufacturing elements is defective.

o When   companies sell defective products to consumers who are injured,   liability will result without having to show that the manufacturer   breached the duty of care.

o Anyone   who is injured by a defective product may sue the manufacturer, merchants,   and all others who handled the product.

    

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How does the concept of strict product liability apply to this situation?

  

o Product   liability torts require Rob to show that one or more of the design or   manufacturing elements is defective.

o While   using a collapsible hammer is a dangerous activity, it is not of the type of   danger that would subject MakerMan to strict product liability.

o Even   if there is no defect in the product, the company may be responsible for   failure to warn users how the product should be used.

o When   companies sell defective products to consumers who are injured,   liability will result without having to show that the manufacturer   breached the duty of care.

    

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How does the concept of privity of contract apply to this situation?

  

o Even   if there is no defect in the product, the company may be responsible for   failure to warn users how the product should be used.

o Product   liability torts require Rob to show that one or more of the design or   manufacturing elements is defective.

o When   companies sell defective products to consumers who are injured,   liability will result without having to show that the manufacturer   breached a contract with the customer.

o Anyone   who is injured by a defective product may sue the manufacturer, merchants,   and all others who handled the product.

    

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How does the concept of defective design/manufacturing apply to this situation?

  

o Anyone   who is injured by a defective product may sue the manufacturer, merchants,   and all others who handled the product.

o Product   liability torts require Rob to show that one or more of the design or   manufacturing elements is defective.

o When   companies sell defective products to consumers who are injured,   liability will result without having to show that the manufacturer   breached the duty to warn.

o While   using a collapsible hammer is a dangerous activity, it is not of the type of   danger that would subject MakerMan to take care to avoid defective   design or manufacturing.

    

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How does the concept of manufacturer’s duty to warn apply to this situation?

  

o Anyone   who is injured by a defective product may sue the manufacturer, merchants,   and all others who handled the product.

o When   companies sell defective products to consumers who are injured,   liability will result without having to show that the manufacturer   breached the duty to warn.

o While   using a collapsible hammer is a dangerous activity, it is not of the type of   danger that would subject MakerMan to warning consumers about the   product.

o Even   if there is no defect in the product, the company may be responsible for   failure to warn users how the product should be used.

    • Posted: 5 months ago
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