Expansion of Consumer Rights 1916 US

The Expansion of Consumer Rights 1916 US

The Expansion of Consumer Rights 1916 US
A car accident involving a Buick Runabout, like the one pictured here, expanded consumer rights by focusing legal attention on products liability.
The Expansion of Consumer Rights 1916 US

MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Benjamin Cardozo (1870–1938)

MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co. – 217 N.Y. 382, 111 N.E. 1050 (1916)

Rule

The maker is responsible to make the product carefully if manufacturing carelessness is fairly guaranteed to cause harm, knowing that others may use it. Whether or not anything is thus harmful is an issue for the court at times and a jury at other times. The relationship’s proximity or distance is a consideration to consider.

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