What does strict liability mean?
|A)||The defendant's actions will be strictly interpreted as to whether they are reasonable.|
|B)||The defendant is liable to the plaintiff for his or her negligent behavior.|
|C)||The defendant is liable to the plaintiff even if the defendant acted in a reasonable and prudent manner.|
|D)||The defendant is not liable for the injuries because the plaintiff was not injured.|
To prove strict liability, one must prove
|A)||duty, breach, causation, and damages.|
|B)||duty, breach, and causation.|
|C)||duty and damages.|
|D)||causation and damages.|
Which activity does strict liability apply to?
|A)||driving a car|
|C)||using toxic chemicals and hazardous materials|
|D)||owning a pet that has no history of harming any person|
Strict liability for defective products results in
|A)||lower prices for consumers.|
|B)||greater incentives for companies to design safe products.|
|C)||less testing of products before they are sold.|
|D)||fewer warnings on products.|
What are class action lawsuits?
|A)||In a class action lawsuit individuals sue for damages caused by a person's class and status.|
|B)||Class action lawsuits are strict liability suits for defective products.|
|C)||Class action lawsuits involve many people in the same lawsuit suing for damages.|
|D)||Class action lawsuits ask for a court order to remove a product from being made.|
Vaccines that are unavoidably risky to use are
|A)||always subject to strict liability.|
|B)||sometimes subject to strict liability and sometimes subject to negligence standards.|
|C)||always subject to negligence standards.|
|D)||never subject to negligence standards.|
Leo's Demolition Company blows up the old sports stadium in town. At the moment the structure implodes, Gino who lives a mile away has a heart attack and dies. What is Leo's best defense to a strict liability lawsuit by Gino's wife?
|A)||Leo's Demolition Company was prudent and cautious.|
|B)||No one else was injured.|
|C)||Leo's Demolition Company acted reasonably.|
|D)||The implosion did not cause the heart attack.|
Val's Kitchen Appliances makes a food chopper. In using the food chopper, the cutting blade broke off and cut Abraham. If Abraham sues Val for making a defective product, what is Val's best defense?
|A)||Abraham ignored the clear safety warnings.|
|B)||Val's Kitchen Appliances did not breach a duty of care to Abraham.|
|C)||Val's Kitchen Appliances did not owe a duty of care to Abraham because Abraham's mother had purchased the chopper.|
|D)||Abraham assumed the risk of using a dangerous product.|
Why is it more difficult to prove a negligence case than a strict liability case?
|A)||Negligence cases require that a plaintiff prove duty, breach, causation, and injuries while strict liability cases require only proof of causation and damages.|
|B)||Public policy frowns on negligence cases and therefore makes them harder to prove.|
|C)||Strict liability cases are against large corporations that can more easily pay for damages.|
|D)||The burden of proof in negligence cases is higher than in strict liability cases.|
Mikaela opened a bungee jumping business. Customers tie rubber cords to their ankles and jump off a bridge so that they bounce up and down. To avoid lawsuits, customers are required to sign a waiver of liability. If people are injured while bungee jumping, what type of tort suit covers this situation?
|A)||This would be battery because it involves harmful contact.|
|B)||This would be strict liability because it is an extremely dangerous activity.|
|C)||There would be no liability because the customers signed the waiver.|
|D)||There would be liability only if Mikaela was negligent.|