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Q: X uses Y's license in Z's showroom to showcase A's product, a box of jigsaw puzzle. Jigsaw puzzle is missing pieces.

If the customer wants to sue someone, who is responsible for the missing pieces in the product?

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Adam Savett
Adam Savett
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Allentown, PA

A: Sounds way too much like a law school question.

The jurisdiction where this occurred would need to be identified, and also any relevant contracts between the parties would need to be taken into account.

Lastly, who is the "customer" - all of the parties are simply identified by letters, not their status in any possible transaction.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: It does sound like a question from an exam. In the hypothetical, one might discuss how an overzealous plaintiff could try to identify everyone as a defendant based on one legal theory or another. But in real life, as Mr. Savett points out, contracts between the parties would be closely examined in determining the respective liabilities. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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