Product Liability

This is FindLaw's collection of Product Liability articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Product liability laws are based on the the premise that companies generally have a duty to protect consumers from potential hazards. Courts have held that manufacturers generally have more insight and knowledge about their products, so it falls to them to assume financial responsibility for any injuries or damage they cause. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Product Liability Articles
    • Predicting Criminal Behavior Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns
      Series: Research in Progress Preview Author: Garen Wintemute Published: April 1998 Subject: Crime patterns and future trends, gun violence 8 pages 24,000 bytes ------------------------------- Figures, charts, forms, and tables are not included in ...

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    • Auto Service Contracts
      May 1997 Buying a car? You also may be encouraged to buy an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected, costly repairs. While it may sound like a good idea, don't buy in until you understand both the terms of the contract and who is ...

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    • Can Auto Manufacturers Meet New Fuel-Efficiency Standards Without Compromising Safety?
      Article provided by Phillips & Lyon. Please visit our Web site at www.phillipsandlyon.com. When laws and regulations seem to collide in their intent, the result is almost always litigation and, more often than not, numerous appeals. The courts ...

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    • Common Types of Brain Injuries
      This information is provided by The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C. Please visit our Web site. The most protected and most important organ in the body, the brain serves as our body’s life center, so injury to the brain can have severe ...

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    • Caution: Workers' Compensation Filing Affects Third Party Asbestos Statute
      The rules governing when a claim must be filed as a result of an occupational exposure to asbestos have been changed by the New Jersey Supreme Court. A signed and sworn workers' compensation claim petition, even though unsupported by medical ...

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    • Car Seat Heater Burn Injury Cases
      Car seat heaters are commonplace but these very heaters that offer comfort to many of us, are often the cause of severe, permanent burn injuries to paraplegics, quadriplegics or others that have lower body sensory deficits.  Many of the electric car ...

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    • Bankruptcies don't stop during boom
      Special To Washington Business Journal The U.S. economy is experiencing an uninterrupted period of growth not seen since the end of World War II. Unemployment is at historical lows. Golf is surging in popularity. Yet, on May 4, Melville, N.Y ...

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    • Automotive Safety Issues for Persons with Disabilities
      On March 2, 1993, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration amended Standard 208, Occupant Crash Protection, to allow manufacturers of light trucks and vans manufactured for operation by persons with disabilities an alternative to complying ...

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    • Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions
      "Asbestos" is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibers that can be separated into thin threads and woven. These fibers are not affected by heat or chemicals and do not conduct electricity. For ...

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    • Breast Cancer False Positives Are Possible
      Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a study indicating that a woman who has an annual mammogram, as medically recommended for some women, has a 50-50 chance that over a 10-year period one of those mammograms will ...

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