Course: Product Liability in Manufacturing

Product Liability in Manufacturing

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

Whenever you manufacture, produce or sell products you need to understand product liability.

Product liability is: A manufacturer’s or seller’s liability for any damages or injuries suffered by a buyer, users or bystander as a result of a defective product.

Product liability focused on the nature of the product and conduct surrounding the design, production, sale of the product etc unlike general torts which focus on the persons involved.

Product liability law evolved from NEGLIGENCE and CONTRACT LAW as a result for a need to protect consumers and this meant modernizing the laws to ensure doctrines didn’t result into unfair results

You need to know the general elements that have to be there when filling lawsuit on product liability if you are dealing with defective products.

In addition to defect there are 4 primary theories used in product liability lawsuits, i.e

  • Negligence
  • Breach of warranty
  • Strict liability
  • Misrepresentation

All of which we shall look at in detail in this course.


Basic knowledge
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn
What you will learn
  • Explain what product liability is and how it came to be, Understand basis for PRODUCT LIABILITY lawsuits and know some DEFENSES to use in such law suits
Number of Lectures: 16
Total Duration: 00:58:06
What is Product Liability
  • What is product liability  

    Get to know the defination of product liabilty and how it occurs in business

  • Evolution of product liability  

    Get to know how Product liability evolved from contracts and general torts laws to what it is

Recovery in product liability: Negligence Theory
  • What is negligence?  
  • Understanding duty of care  
  • Understanding breach of duty  
  • Understanding causation  
  • Damages in negligence  
  • Applying negligence theory  
Recovery in product liability: Breach of Warranty
  • EXPRESS WARRANTIES and product liability  
  • IMPLIED WARRANTIES and product liability  
Recovery in product liability: Strict Liability
  • Strict liability in products  
Recovery in product liability: Misrepresentation
  • Misrepresentation and product liability  
  • Intentional misrepresentation  
  • Innocent and negligent misrepresentation  
Defenses to Relating Lawsuit
  • Defenses in product liability PART ONE  
  • Defenses in product liability PART TWO  
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