Products Liability Questions & Answers

Q: I suffer from chronic debilitating migraines and have been admitted to the e.r. multiple times for symptoms triggered

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
William John Light's answer
File a complaint with the Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing. Your fragrance sensitivity might be a disability that requires reasonable accommodation. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/

Q: My outside air conditioning unit caught on fire & was put out by the fire department. No one knows what caused it.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
If the manufacturer agrees to replace it, then it would seem there is no longer a loss for insurance to cover. If you choose the insurance company's payment, you have the deductible to consider. Insurance carriers will offset their payments, or choose not to issue payment, if a loss is already covered by another source. If you have reservations about the terms of the release, you could consult with a Florida attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Thomas Briody's answer
If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

Q: I have an idea for a website/app, how do I protect it? —please see the description for the complete question. Thx!!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Intellectual Property for California on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Frank Huerta Jr's answer
I suggest you have an attorney draft a non-disclosure agreement for you. However if you are pitching it to an investor, some may balk at the idea of signing it.

Q: Hi, I am a plaintiff in the current Abilify MDL case My gambling financial loss was over $300,000.00

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer
Ethical rules should prevent them from predicting or promising any particular result.

They could however share settlement strategies and demands with you upon request.

They MUST share any/all offers with you as well.

Q: I've been renting a washer and dryer from Aarons it was 700.00 brand new and ive been paying 78.00 month for 14 months

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You’re going to need a copy of the contract you signed with them to get the right answer.

Q: Putting Mohamed Ali's picture in a shirt for sale does that violate the intellectual property rights of Muhammad Ali?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Using someone's image or name on a product without permission could lead to legal problems. Try reposting this question in the Copyright and Intellectual Property sections. Hopefully an attorney who has deeper insight into these matters could pick it up, or direct you to a more suitable authority for guidance. It is posted in Products Liability, which is more about the rights of those who are injured from using defective or dangerous products.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can I use my military ID/base access as a job recruiter or does this violate any laws regarding financial gain?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Business Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Better check in with JAG corps on this--sounds like potential multiple violations. You should know that access is for the specific purpose only. Can you hand out cards, or other items? Not sure of that but if someone is looking to burn you you're giving them a match it seems to me.

Q: So I was at someone's house and I sat on a bench/stool and as I sat on it, it broke. Can they make me pay for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's a difficult situation. They could demand you pay for it; you could argue that it was not strong enough. But it seems like a situation that should hardly require a legal remedy if it involved a visit between friends. If I were the host, I would tell the guest not to worry about it because the chair probably would have broken anyhow. Hopefully there will be a diplomatic way to work it out because if lawyers get involved, legal fees would likely exceed any repair or replacement costs....

Q: Looking to file a restraining order on 2 people who are not family related. One's wanted and the other have a criminal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
If you sued these two people then you can ask the judge in that case to issue a temporary restraining order, but it will expire when the case is over.

If you did not sue them then contact the Justice of the Peace court for your home address and ask about the requirements for a "Peace Bond" which can last for up to a year, and does not depend on the status of another case.

Q: How do I go about looking into a idea I have that's related to bail bonds and something I want to possibly invent safely

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Products Liability for Washington on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Local law libraries provide ample self-help resources re: Intellectual Property and Business law. Typically a Non Disclosure Agreement is a great tool to help prevent disclosure of confidential information re: your ideas. You might need to ultimately file for a copyright, trademark, and/or patent, depending on the parameters of your idea. A clearly defined and written business plan is also a good starting tool. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The...

Q: non disclosure of salvage title

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Hopefully you have a Bill of Sale for needed information. You can sue the Seller for Fraud and Breach of Contract. But you will need some proof of the Salvage Title non-disclosure. You can also make a complaint against the Used Car Dealer with the State Regulatory Board against his Dealer's License and Surety Bond.

Q: How do I get General Motors to cover repair of the fuel pump on my 2008 Corvette.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer
Ask the dealer about a "secret" warranty. Failing this, ask GM about a "goodwill" fix.

Failing this, take ALL of your evidence to small claims court and sue GM for the cost

of the repair.

Q: I'm a cook for ihop.a cook came in with bed bugs.owner found out but cook worked anyway.went to hospital and got it too.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation and Business Formation for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
If you got them usually workers comp is the only remedy unless you needed extermination work at your home. Contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice who handles comp cases---they give free consults.

Q: If there are warnings for some potential injuries on an instruction packet, does that mean people can't sue if they're

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends on the injury, the product, how it was being used. Contact a member of the Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles product cases---they give free consults.

Q: I never received a recall notice in the mail and then was injured as a result of not fixing the issue with my car. Can I

3 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for New York on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
If you didn't know about the problem with your car perhaps yes. Why not contact a member of the NY State trial Lawyers Assn who handles product cases? They give free consults.

Q: Is there a statute of limitations on product liability claims?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
there is a statute of limitations that runs from the date of injury. Some states have a statute of repose that runs from the date a product was made. Contact a member of the Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Q: I have had herina mesh materials implanted in my abdomen and surrounding areas and have experienced extensive pain

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
You may have a claim. You'll want to get together the medical records then give me a call and I can give you the names of some attorneys to speak with. Ask for the records to be "electronic" records, on a CD rom--way cheaper than paper.

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