Product Liability Claims

Topic: Product Liability Claims
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Read Chapters 14 and 15 in your textbook, Mastering Torts: A Student’s Guide to the Law of Torts.

Chapter 14: “Strict Liability” (Pages 201-212)

Strict liability is an interesting area of law. This chapter will explain the concept of liability, even when there is no proof of negligence. This is often applicable in product liability.

Chapter 15: “Products Liability” (Pages 213-228)

Product liability involves liability based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Any party along the chain of manufacturing could be liable for damage caused by a product. The manufacturer, assembler, wholesaler, and/or retailer can all be held liable for defective products that cause harm to a consumer.
Product Liability Claims
As you have learned thus far, product liability claims are associated with negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and consumer protection claims. Product liability is an area of law related to the manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and suppliers who are involved with making products. A claim is based on actions involving design defect, manufacturing defect, and a failure to warn.

Ford Motor Company has been sued many times for various product liability issues, including defective seat belts, tires, door latch system and safety restraints, seating and safety restraints, defective fuel systems, and more.

Research the internet and Westlaw and find a strict liability case involving Ford Motor Company. Choose a case involving a product defect.

Your case briefing should include an analysis of the case. Why did the court decide the case as it did? On what legal theory did the court rely?

Your case brief should be 2–3 double-spaced pages in length, using 12-point Times New Roman or Ariel font. Please use Bluebook legal citation formatting.

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