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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Product Liability

When a product hurts someone, the manufacturer may be held responsible if the product was defective in some way. The defect might be a bad or dangerous design, or it might have been put together badly or with substandard materials. The defect might even be in the instructions or warnings if they make the product dangerous to use.
It’s not enough for the product to be defective. In order to have a case, the product has to hurt someone. Only people who have actually been hurt by the product can successfully sue under product liability. If you notice the problem with the item, and (intelligently) don’t use it and therefore don’t suffer an injury or loss, you may get your money back for your purchase, but you won’t win big in ...

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