Stanford Product Liability and Covenants Not to Compete Discussion

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Unit 8 Reading 8.4 Discussion Question 1, Unit 9 Reading 9.1 Discussion Question 2. You will have to read 8.4 and 9.1 before answering the questions and use any ethical arguments, theories, rationalization, etc from the book to answer these questions. APA style and you must cite the book and use other sources if needed.

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Discussion Questions 1. Who are the stakeholders in the question of who should bear the costs of defective products? 2. What types of covenants are enforced?
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Product liability outline

I. Introduction
II. What is product liability?
III. Who bears the cost of defective products?
IV. Theories governing product liability
V. Confidentiality and non-compete clauses in contracts and media
VI. Two forms of covenants to not compete
VII. What makes the covenants enforceable
VIII. Duration and scope as determinants if covenants are enforceable or not
IX. Broad covenants and the courts
X. References

Product Liability and Covenants Not to Compete

I remember back in one class that a teacher emphasized on how consumer education is
important in our daily lives. She emphasized on the importance of why consumers like us
need to educate ourselves regarding the products and services that we utilize every day.
Consumer education gives the public the needed information regarding products and services
so that they can come up with better and well-informed decisions on what and where they
purchase those said goods and services. Consumers become active participants in the entire
buying process, and they become more aware of their rights as consumers. An educated
consumer also knows that companies are made to be liable by the government regarding their
goods and services (Brookins, 2019).

Dangerous or defective products are known to cause thousands of injuries annually in the
United States. In the case where there is a defect in the products and they cause harm to the
consumers, who is the one liable? There is an existing set of legal rules that govern over who
is responsible for such products, and they are not part of injury law. This “product liability

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