Product Liability

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 150 pages
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What happens if someone is injured or killed, or suffers health problems by using a product? Do people have a right to sue the manufacturers of such items? Through modern product liability laws, injured parties can make a claim in court, but such laws are often controversial. Before the 20th century, product lawsuits were rare, and injured consumers faced many legal barriers. Although it is now easier for people to recover damages, critics claim such laws are unfair to manufacturers. They also debate the proper standards for determining product liability and the kinds of rewards that should be rendered for damages. Product Liability explores these and other liability issues that affect the lives of every American consumer.

 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
11
Federal Liability Laws Are Needed
33
Federal Liability Laws Are Unnecessary
45
Strict Liability Standards Cause Economic Problems
55
Strict Liability Standards Protect People
71
Courts Should Have Less Discretion in Awarding Damages
80
Courts Should Have Discretion in Awarding Damages
93
Beginning Legal Research
121
Common Citation Forms
123
Elements of the Argument
124
Notes
129
Resources
136
Picture Credits
144
Index
145
Contributors
150

Debates Go On
105

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About the author (2010)

Victoria Sherrow is a freelance writer and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers. She is also the author of many books for middle and high school readers, including Great Scientists, Political Leaders and Peacemakers, and American Women in the Military.

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