Corporate Product Liability – Unusual Cases”

Corporate Product Liability – Unusual Cases”


1. Read the cases below:

  • Cigarettes- Bullock v. Phillip Morris, U.S.A. Inc. See,+B169083&s=CA&d=31442 (Open in new window).
  • School Shootings and Strict Liability- James v. Menow Media, inc. 300 F.3d.683 (5th Cir. 202) or Sanders v. Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., 188 F.Supp.2d 1264 (D.Colo. 2002).

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2. Go to the Discussion Board forum “Corporate product liability – Unusual Cases” and address the fact, legal issue, and holding of the court. Do you agree with the court’s holding?

Preview of the answer…

In the Bullock v. Phillip Morris, U.S.A. Inc., I fully support the court’s ruling. At the time the plaintiff was smoking cigarettes, she was not aware on any harm she was doing to her health. In fact, cigarette manufacturers in 1954 came up with a statement opposing a belief by Medical professionals in the US and other parts of the world that smoking brought about by lung cancer. Through this statement, the defendant became more confident that her smoking could not have any serious implications on her health. In fact, there are high chances that the plaintiff could have changed her smoking habits..

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