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Product liability issues have been raised by consumers who have been injured by various products and often there are clusters of such claims when a particular product or type of product is shown to be defective. This paper shows that recently, the Ford Motor Company has become embroiled in such lawsuits because of the use of defective tires on their automobiles, first from Firestone and then from Goodyear, making both companies liable for the damage caused. The paper explains that product liability law is constantly evolving as new issues are raised and new attempts are made to deter lawsuits and reduce the awards possible for liability.
From the Paper:"Ford faced the evolving standards of product liability, as noted, and for the past thirty years or more, the theme has been to develop and refine theories aimed at imposing liability on product sellers for those damages caused by their defective products. Most states' courts or legislatures have been involved in this evolution by extending a strict liability theory (usually founded in tort) to product liability cases, on the theory that injured plaintiffs should be allowed to prove that "a defectively manufactured, designed, packaged, or labeled product, rather than the seller's negligence or malice, actually and proximately caused the plaintiffs injuries.""
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Product Liability (2005, September 15) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/product-liability-60863/
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