Products Liability

B654 is taught by J. Madeira

Are you haunted by questions such as When are products defective? or To what extent are manufacturers liable for consumer errors? Have you ever spent sleepless nights wondering how the passage of time between product manufacture and injury, government regulation, and other factors affect liability? If so, Products Liability is the course for you. Join Prof. Madeira on a fascinating tour to learn how the law determines whether sellers and other commercial transferors of products should be liable for the personal injuries or property damage their products cause. Much of the course will focus on strict products liability, but other claims such as negligence, warranty, and misrepresentation will also be covered. Special attention will be paid to medical device litigation and inherently dangerous products. Student grades are determined by performance on a final examination.