Fortunately, modern products liability
law is adequately developed to allocate fault for injuries and damages stemming from autonomous vehicle accidents, which will allow litigants to utilize the current law to answer the question of whether an autonomous vehicle is at fault for a collision.
The rule has its roots in the products liability
arena, and was primarily intended to limit actions in the products liability
The discussion in Part III.B.2.b of the design choice implications of strict products liability
assumed, as did the initial presentation of consumption effects, that there are no litigation costs, and that courts are perfectly accurate as well as predictable.
She subsequently filed a products liability
suit against the manufacturers of the artificial butter flavoring.
Raw milk marketers are also vulnerable to strict products liability
claims for 1) manufacturing defects, 2) design defects, and 3) warning defects.
In the lexicon of products liability
law, this became known as the consumer-expectation test.
But in all such cases, where a pharmaceutical product was not sold or distributed in Germany, German tort law or the Products Liability
Act may be applicable, if the pharmaceutical product was either consumed in Germany or if the injury occurred in Germany.
An overview of this topic from Wex, a collaborative online legal dictionary/ encyclopedia hosted by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, states that "Products liability
refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacturing of any product for damage caused by that product.
'A hip replacement is not meant to be permanent, however if failure occurs within seven years something isn't right,' said Paul, who is a partner in products liability
Multimillion-dollar products liability
verdicts have become routine, and plaintiffs' counsel have become increasingly well-funded, aggressive and inventive.
Owen, "The Graying of Products Liability
Law: Paths Taken and Untaken in the New Restatement," Tennessee Law Review, Summer 1994, pp.
Given its current composition, it is unlikely that Congress will again in the near future be as supportive of products liability
reform as it was in 1998.