Product Safety Regulations, Liability and Tort Law

1. Analyze the ways in which the U.S. government regulates product safety and make at least one recommendation for how the regulatory approach of one of the agencies discussed (FDA, CPSC, or NHTSA) could be improved.

2. Review “The Ford Pinto Case” and discuss whether tort or wrong-doing was committed.

3. Analyze the issues considered under both contract law and tort law, and make at least one recommendation for improving the way manufacturer liability is litigated. Provide specific examples to support your response.

4. Consider the “Alternative Approach” to combating five consumer products (alcohol, tobacco, guns, motor vehicles, and junk food) and determine whether you agree or disagree with the approach suggested.

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