O'Reilly logo

Lawsuit!: Reducing the Risk of Product Liability for Manufacturers by Randall L. Goodden

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. An Introduction to Products Liability

1.1 Courts and Jury Perceptions

1.2 Judicial Hellholes

1.3 Legal Reform

1.4 Impact on Manufacturers

1.5 Public Perception of Corporations

1.6 Product Liability from the Insurance Perspective

1.7 Insurance Companies Supporting PLP Programs

1.8 Recommendations that Can Be Used on Products Liability Accounts Related to Design, Advertising, Instructions, and Product Recall

1.9 Tougher Requirements from the CPSC

1.10 #1 Verdict of 1999: $4.9 Billion Against GM for Gas-Tank Explosion—Live Defense Demonstration Backfires and Turns the Tide

2. Product Liability Around the World

2.1 United States

2.2 Australia

2.3 Canada

2.4 China

2.5 Europe: Part 1

2.6 Europe: Part 2

2.7 Japan

3. Product Liability Law

3.1 Restatement Third of Torts

3.2 Commonly Used Terms and Definitions

4. New Product Introduction: More Effective Design Reviews

4.1 The Different Stages or Types of Design Reviews

4.2 Creating the Design Review Team

4.3 Making Design Reviews the Policy

4.4 Developing the Design Review Procedure

4.5 Minutes of the Design Review

4.6 Policies and Procedures—Assets and Liabilities

4.7 Engineering Change Control

4.8 Traceability and Recall Preparedness

4.9 Measuring the Effectiveness of the Design Review Team

4.10 In Conclusion

5. New Product Introduction: Product Safety Reviews Hazards Analysis, and Risk Assessment

5.1 Creating the Product Safety Team

5.2 Elements of the Hazards Analysis

5.3 Design Review—a Viewpoint ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required