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Strict Liability and Negligence for Product Liability

Explain the difference between strict liability and negligence as legal philosophies pertaining to products liability issues.

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To claim negligence, a consumer focuses on a breach of duty by the manufacturer, either through violation of a law or regulation (negligence per se) or in cases where the negligence speaks for itself in causing harm (res ipsa loquitur). Negligence can be claimed if the manufacturer knew or should have known a product was likely to be ...

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This solution explains the difference between strict liability and negligence as legal philosophies pertaining to products liability issues. APA reference is included.

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