Product Liability

Product Liability

by Victoria Sherrow
     
 

What happens if someone is injured, killed, or suffers health problems from 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 twentieth century, product liability lawsuits were rare, and injured consumers

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Overview

What happens if someone is injured, killed, or suffers health problems from 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 twentieth century, product liability 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.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135091
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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