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Product Liability
  • Authored by: Victoria Sherrow; Series Editor: Alan Marzilli, M.A., J.D.
  • From the Series: Point/Counterpoint
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604135093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-509-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 346
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 152


What happens if someone is injured or killed, or suffers health problems by using a product? Do people have a right to sue the manufacturers of such items? Through modern product liability laws, injured parties can make a claim in court, but such laws are often controversial. Before the 20th century, product lawsuits were rare, and injured consumers faced many legal barriers. Although it is now easier for people to recover damages, critics claim such laws are unfair to manufacturers. They also debate the proper standards for determining product liability and the kinds of rewards that should be rendered for damages. Product Liability explores these and other liability issues that affect the lives of every American consumer.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Victoria Sherrow is a freelance writer and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers. She is the author of many books for middle and high school readers, including several titles in Chelsea House's Point/Counterpoint series.

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