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What Is Causation Under Florida Law?

According to Florid law, causation is that act which, in natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any intervening cause, produces injury, and without which injury would not have occurred: In the Pope case this court discussed the law of proximate cause and the...

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What is the risk-utility test under Florida law?

According to Florida law, under the "risk-utility theory," a product is defectively designed if the plaintiff proves that the design of the product proximately caused the plaintiff's injuries and the defendant fails to prove that, on balance, the benefits of the...

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What is the consumer-expectations test under Florida law?

According to Florida law, under the consumer-expectation theory, which is applied to assess strict liability claims in products liability actions, a product is defectively designed if a victim is able to demonstrate that a product did not perform as safely as an...

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Does A Retailer Have A Duty To Inspect For Product Defects?

According to Florida case law, a retailer does not have a duty to inspect for latent product defects: K–Mart's sole act, as indicated by the verdict form, was to sell the defective swing set to Stuhr. The swing set was furnished to K–Mart by the distributor, Chairs,...

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What Is A Consumer Product?

According to Federal Statute, regulation and case law, a consumer product is defined as "any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in...

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What Are The Product Liability Safety Standards?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is the regulatory agency formed under the provisions of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act (the "Act" - 15 U.S.C. 2051), there are currently 39 safety standards under the Act related to these consumer...

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Can you record a deed after someone dies in Florida?

According to Florida case law, failure to record a properly delivered deed until after the grantor has died has no effect on the deed's validity: Moreover, a deed takes effect from the date of delivery, and the recording of a deed is not essential to its validity as...

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