Product Liability in Manufacturing
Whenever you manufacture, produce or sell products you need to understand product liability.Product liability is: A manufacturer’s or seller’s liability for any damages or injuries suffered by a buyer, users or bystander as a result of a defective product.Product liability focused on the nature of the product and conduct surrounding the design, production, sale of the product etc unlike general torts which focus on the persons involved.
Product liability law evolved from NEGLIGENCE and CONTRACT LAW as a result for a need to protect consumers and this meant modernizing the laws to ensure doctrines didn’t result into unfair resultsYou need to know the general elements that have to be there when filling lawsuit on product liability if you are dealing with defective products.
In addition to defect there are 4 primary theories used in product liability lawsuits, i.e
1. Negligence 2. Breach of warranty3. Strict liability 4. Misrepresentation
All of which we shall look at in detail in this course.
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