Product Liability and Cigarette Manufacturers Term Paper

Product Liability and Cigarette Manufacturers
A look at the liability of cigarette anufacturers.
# 150455 | 2,421 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2012 | PK
Published on Feb 17, 2012 in Law (Civil) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper examines the rapid increase in product liability litigation agains cigarette manufacutures, considering this issue in three different theoretical approaches. First, the paper gives a definition of product liablity. Then, it discusses whether cigarette manufacturers are negligent in relation to its consumers. Additionally, the paper considers the manufacturers liabilty in terms of a theoretical stance of the plaintiff , which may be the breach of the warranty which actually refers to the malfunctioning of the product. Finally the paper discusses the liability of the vendor of the cigarettes. The paper explores various different cases in which cigarette companies were sued. The paper concludes with a discussion of the future of cigareet litigation.


General Theories Concerning Product Liability
The Preemption Defense from Cigarette Manufacturers
The Future of Cigarette Litigation

From the Paper:

"What about those issues which are really dangerous for not just the one person but for whole society. The production companies are silent about those issues. The one and thorough example of the limited liability that seriously affects to, is the cigarette manufacturing companies. There are millions of people who want a legal action taken against these cigarette companies to be shut down as even the state laws say that smoking is really dangerous for health. In US in 2009, the most deaths in a year were the reason of the drugs and smoking. This is the reason that US society has now started taking strong actions against the cigarette manufacturing companies in US and this is the reason that now this case has been presented to the court and the hearings are now going on these days. Recently, the justices of the US Supreme Court have added two new cases to their docket which they considered the most serious to the whole society, and the cases were about drug and cigarette liability requirements."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Global Settlement of Tobacco Litigation: Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, July 29, 1997. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1999. Print.
  • Vargo, John F., and J. D. Lee. Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc.: U.S. Supreme Court Opens the Door to Tobacco Lawsuits. New York NY [etc.: M. Bender, 1992. Print.
  • Sylla, Richard Eugene., and Robert Eric. Wright. Limited Liability. London [u.a.: Pickering & Chatto, 2003. Print.
  • Sherrow, Victoria, and Alan Marzilli. Product Liability. New York, NY: Chelsea House, 2010. Print.
  • Greenhouse, Linda. "Justices to Hear Cases on Product Liability - New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 19 Nov. 2011. Web. 19 Nov. 2011. <>.

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