If you have been following the news lately, or have perused our blog in the past, you are probably aware of the large-scale vehicle recalls that General Motors has undertaken in connection with allegedly defective ignitions. These recalls can lead to two questions regarding the legal theory of product liability:
- What is "product liability," and
- What is "strict liability" in connection to product liability?
Generally speaking, the concept behind product liability is that sometimes a company may make something that, when it is designed, or built, is inherently unsafe to its intended customers.