LAW531 LAW/531 Week 2 Quiz

Which best describes assumption of the risk in a negligence case?


In order to recover in a products liability case based on strict liability, the plaintiff must prove that the product had adefect that


George, Jerry, and Harry are passengers on a flight from Chicago to New York. They injure their legs when their seatbelts do not fasten during takeoff. The airline is sued by all three together for injuries caused and the airline isfound to be negligent and is directed by the court to pay damages to the injured parties. Which of the followingparties is entitled to recover maximum damages?


Assuming that statutory requirements have been met, what is protected under merchant protection statutes?


How does product disparagement differ from defamation of a nonpublic figure?


Dorothy purchases a chair that was made by Woode Designs, Inc. While making the chair, the legs were not fixedproperly to the base. When Dorothy sits on the chair, it breaks and she is injured. In a strict liability lawsuit, which of the following can Dorothy cite as a defect in the chair?


John Harley was on his way home when an assailant stopped his car and threatened to physically harm him if heever saw him drive on that street again. John can sue the assailant to recover damages for


Which of the statements below best describes the concept of Enterprise Risk Management?


Which of the following is a key element of successful Enterprise Risk Management?


Which of the following is the best statement of the test applied in determining if a defendant’s actions were theproximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries?


According to the doctrine of ________, the plaintiff is not required to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care.


A plaintiff wants to sue a defendant under the tort theory of negligence for his injuries, but the plaintiff knows hewas partially at fault for his own injuries. Which of the following is true?


Making false statements about a competitor’s products, services, property, or business reputation could make acompany liable for


Mary was getting a ride home in John’s new car. On the way, a malfunctioning brake caused an accident and bothMary and John were injured. Which of the following statements is true of this situation?


Bartie’s, Inc. sells watercolors and pastels that are marketed as safe for use by children. However, severalaccounts of lead poisoning were reported in children who used the products. An investigation revealed that thecompany was knowingly manufacturing colors that contained toxic amounts of the heavy metal. Which of thefollowing torts has Bartie’s, Inc. committed?


Diane bought an action figure for her son David from Terrence’s Toy Shop. The packaging did not mention that thetoy contained small detachable parts. David accidentally swallowed and choked on one of the detachable parts andhad to be taken to the hospital. On which of the following product liability charges can Diane sue Terrence’s ToyShop for damages?


Gary Govetty is a famous movie star. A tabloid published an interview with his ex-girlfriend in which she falselyclaimed that Gary was completely bald and had been wearing a wig for several years. Gary can sue his ex-girlfriend for


The failure to design an automobile that will properly protect the occupants from a person’s body striking somethinginside their automobile is known as the


Which of the following is a defect in manufacture?


Select the option which best completes this statement: Enterprise Risk Management is most effective when it isa(n) _________ process.

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