XXI.A. Design Defect and Warning | Jonathan Zittrain | August 14, 2011

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XXI.A. Design Defect and Warning

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Soule v. General Motors Corp. -- "The Crumpling Toe Plate"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain
    When identifying possible design defects, should courts use tests other than the “consumer expectation” test? If so, under what circumstances would the alternative test be appropriate?
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Camacho v. Honda Motor Co. -- "The Motorcycle without Crash Bars"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain
    When applying a “reasonably safe” test, what factors should courts consider to determine whether a product design is reasonably safe?
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Linegar v. Armour of America, Inc. -- "The Incomplete Bulletproof Vest"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain
    Should the “reasonably safe” test require manufacturers to only sell products that have the safest design possible?
  4. 4 Show/Hide More Hood v. Ryobi America Corp. -- "The Saw with Removed Bladeguards"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain
    Should courts hold warning labels to be defective if they fail to include all the possible consequences of failure to heed the label? Should manufacturers have to accommodate foreseeable misuse when they design their products?
  5. 5 Show/Hide More Banks v. ICI Americas, Inc. -- "The Unlabeled Poison"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain
    Should evidence of a ‘reasonable alternative design', alone, sufficiently establish products liability?
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