Edward Blakemore, Assistant General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, explains that regardless of what your company makes, you face risk from safety-related issues. That's because where man meets machine, you face hazards.
Product liability law is local, and the law can vary from country to country (in New Zealand it's banned altogether) and from state to state (California law is different than Texas law, for example).
Even within one jurisdiction, the application of the law can vary. Product liability cases often involve emotional or political reactions from judges or juries that can lead to unpredictable results.
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