Strict Liability. Chapter 21. Strict Liability. Describe the action that took place in the video clip. Demo Gone Wrong. Now, look at this video. . How are these demolitions different from the first ones?. SHORTER VIDEO. Aug 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O0ikDZOtJ8.
Demo Gone Wrong
Now, look at this video.
How are these demolitions different from the first ones?
What activities do you think might be considered ULTRAHAZARDOUS?
What are the elements necessary to prove a negligence tort?
Plaintiff must convince the court that the activity causing the harm is the type of activity to which strict liability should be applied.
(duty, breach of duty, causation, damages)
If no fault is required in Strict Liability, what elements do you think are necessary to find the Plaintiff liable?
Causation and Damages
DEFINE “DANGEROUS ACTIVITY”
If you ran a business that posed a strict liability risk, what might you do to protect yourself?
ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE A RISK OF HARM THAT CANNOT BE ELIMINATED EVEN BY REASONABLE CARE
Think * Pair * Share – Problem 21.1 page 265
Legal responsibility of Manufacturers for injuries caused by defective products
Manufacturers are often held to a strict liability standard for product liability. WHY? How does this benefit the consumer?
Is there potentially a down side to holding manufactures to this standard?