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Product liability for kitchen drawer pulls

The drawer pulls in our kitchen look like this: A couple days ago, the cuff of my wife's pants snagged on the bottom drawer pull and she fell hard on her hip. She's going to spend a week in the ...
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Does a company have to disclose a data breach as part of the agreement with the SEC to be publicly traded?

If I run a publicly traded company that's releasing hardware and that hardware is compromised and customer data is harvested, do I have to publicize that leak's existence? What if the people that ...
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Where is the line at which the producer of a product cannot be blamed for the stupidity of the user of that product?

It seems to me that no matter how thorough your warnings are, there will always be someone foolish enough to get themselves hurt in a way you couldn't have expected. Is there a line somewhere at ...
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Do movie producers get pre-emptive waivers/insurance prior to releasing a movie? [Spoiler]

Warning this post contains a spoiler! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, at the end of the movie: This is similar to many incidents that occur when kids see things on TV and try to ...
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Seller liability and pre-owned merchandise malfunction

The below is 100% hypothetical. No event has occurred. Any reply I receive is not legal advice and I will consult a lawyer if I were to ever need appropriate legal advice. Let's say I own some baby ...
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Stochastic legal liability

I am trying to understand how do legal systems handle situation where there is no clear causal responsibility of a person, but a well established stochastic relation. I am aware of the "beyond ...
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How can a company protect itself against a product possibly causing injury to the consumer?

Arduino (a company that sells educational electrical kits to kids) must have some protection against kids accidentally blowing up electrical circuits (and getting hurt or burned) when first learning ...
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Can you start a product line with ingredients used in a different product [duplicate]

Is it legal to literally purchase all of the ingredients in a product and make your own product with minor changes? Ie; I’m making a hair growing serum but I want to put a small % of Selsun blue (...
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Selling a homemade product: dos and donts [duplicate]

if a person wants to sell a mixture of oils for hair growth or to thicken hair but the product they create is, well, a mixture of various oils (brands don’t necessarily matter, it’s whatever is ...
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Personal liability forum shopping: When does US personal liability law apply? When can its application be excluded?

I am interested in the possibilities of forum shopping in regard to personal injury claims. (Tort and contract.) For the sake of argument, let's assume a manufacturer M that manufactures electronics ...
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Fairness to the consumer regarding geolocked digital products

First, a little disclaimer. I won't be mentioning company names as this inquiry is solely about the responsibility of the parties involved, and not specifically about the entities themselves. I ...
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Legality of re-branding a product and re-selling

Located in Australia. Say I want to be the #1 peanut butter producer. Being a common person, with a common wage I cannot create or start my own production facility. I find a peanut butter in store ...
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Does the product liability settlement law vary for online purchased products?

In this modern era, most of the products are online purchased. If the product is found defective or harmful, how can we file a product liability settlement claim? Does the process vary from normally ...
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How long is a manufacturer liable for a product

Background: I'm an electronics engineer thats considering designing and selling guitar effects pedals in the UK only. This is only intended as a side hobby (unless it becomes financially viable). As ...
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Is it legal to cut a designer logo off of a piece of clothing, sew it onto another and sell it?

What if I were to cut the Versace or Nike logo off of an old, ruined piece of clothing, sew or glue the logo onto other piece of clothing and then sell it. I would tell the buyer in advance that the ...
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Do objects in the public view need licencing?

I would like to create a game that would use Google Street maps to build a map for gaming. Can pictures or video be obtained from Google maps to produce a game? Google maps already blur signs and ...
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What is the EU definition of a small part for children under 3?

I am searching for test on small parts for children under 3 years. I found the definition for the US (see below) but not for the EU. Page 87 of the Explanatory Guidance Document to Toy Safety ...
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Defective software update instructions irreparably breaks product. Do any UK consumer or product liability laws apply?

Note - I'm not asking legal advice. I already have a basis of claim in my actual case. But the case prompted a question mark over an apparent loophole in UK consumer protection/product liability law, ...
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Questions regarding laws on technology designed to avoid prosecution?

From my understanding it is illegal to operate a car with a radar detector installed in all states of Australia, but. Is it illegal to posses one if it's not being used? Would there be anything in ...
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Received defective Rx. Pharmacy and manufacturer refuses to refund me

I need advice on how I can get a refund on a defective ~$186 Sam's Club prescription. They were not only ineffective, but I experienced withdrawal symptoms taking those. What legal recourse do I have?...
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Using Lithium-poly battery in a commercial product

Not sure where to post this question. I gave a product using rpi 3 and it is being used as an external nighttime camera. I add here that I do not expect this product to make me rich as it has been ...
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Legal requirements to build exercise equipment?

I want to fabricate a powerlifting rack for my local gym either as a donation or possibly bought to advertise my racks. It just occurred to me that there may be structural legalities when making such ...
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My hard drive data was lost during a software upgrade; can I sue?

The recent system update named High Sierra from Apple Inc. encrypted my entire disk and resulted in data loss. They didn't inform me that the update would encrypt the entire disk and that there was a ...
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Liability. Drug use

X sells Y unlawful narcotics which are so powerful that it can cause severe coughing and cold-like symptoms., The danger is that the narcotics when combined with even a small amount of alcohol can ...