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Product Liability and Consumer Protection: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of when a strict liability standard would apply?

Question 2 2. Of the following statements, which one BEST explains how the theory of negligence differs from the theory of strict liability?

Question 3 3. Darren developed a complicated process that helps him speed the growth of tomatoes at his nursery. A neighboring nursery copied his idea and is trying to patent it. Which type of unfair competition is this?

Question 4 4. Brian bought a watch from a vendor on a New York street. He thought it was a great deal. It's gold and looks like a Rolex, but when he got it home and looked at it very closely he realized the face of the watch actually reads 'Rolek'. Which type of unfair competition is this?

Question 5 5. Margie's credit card bill is due on the 30th of each month. She sent her payment on the 25th, but the company posted the payment on the 5th of the following month and charged her a late fee. This is likely a violation of the:

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Question 6 6. Teresa bought a new flat screen TV and installed it on her wall according to its instruction manual. Two days later it fell off the wall and broke. The handyman who came to help her clean up the mess said that the screws she used weren't strong enough to hold the TV bracket. Teresa is upset because these were the screws that came with the TV. She called the company to complain and they apologized. They said that some of the boxes were accidentally packed with screws meant for a much smaller model TV. This is an example of _____.

Question 7 7. For product liability offenses, strict liability generally means that _____.

Question 8 8. Identify which of the following is a profile in which the Federal Trade Commission should MOST aim to protect:

Question 9 9. PNC Bank does not allow its tellers to provide access to consumers inquiring about their chequing or savings accounts without proving their identity first. This prevents individuals from impersonating account holders in order to gain access to personal and sensitive account information. This is known as the _____ under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Question 10 10. Steve's new motor scooter leaked gas on his way to work. Now he's out of gas and stranded. While complaining to a friend, he finds out that this is apparently a common problem with these scooters. What is this an example of?

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Question 11 11. McDonald's was held liable for injuries to customers caused by its coffee being too hot. Why was the liability based on the theory of negligence?

Question 12 12. Sally received a copy of her credit report and noticed an error. The report lists a credit card she has never owned. She wants to dispute this error. What law contains information about how to do this?

Question 13 13. Emily missed a few payments on her credit card while she was out of work. Now she has a debt collector calling her, sometimes up to 20 times a day. Which act is the debt collector violating?

Question 14 14. The Federal Trade Commission is made up of several different bureaus. Which bureau handles credit protection?

Question 15 15. Cameron bought a new coffee machine. When he went to work the next morning he left it on. His old coffee machine had an automatic shut-off so he didn't worry about it. When he got home he saw that his new machine didn't automatically shut-off, it had overheated and was now broken. The instruction manual had stated that the machine did not have an automatic shut-off but Cameron had not read the manual. This is an example of which type of product liability?

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Question 16 16. The theory of product liability which assumes the existence of a contract between the parties is called _____.

Question 17 17. Mary's three-year old daughter Megan competes in pageants. Mary buys a new curling iron to style Megan's hair. The first time she uses it, Megan's hair is melted and her skin is burned. Mary calls the company to complain and they tell her the curling iron is designed only for use on adult hair. This is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. Which federal agency serves as our nation's consumer protection agency and administers laws designed to protect the rights of consumers?

Question 19 19. Molly was excited to use her tax refund to purchase a brand new dining room set. To her dismay, when the new furniture was delivered to her home, she detected several nicks in the table and some snags and dirt marks on the chair cushions. Molly called the store to reject her order and demand that her deposit be immediately returned. The manager of the store refused, and Molly was forced to take legal action. This is an example of which of the following

Question 20 20. Maria answered an ad offering two tickets to a movie for just $10. When she went to the box office to buy the tickets, she was told those were matinee tickets and were sold out. She was offered only evening tickets for $10 each. Why is this an example of bait and switch?

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Question 21 21. _____ is the legal responsibility imposed on businesses for the manufacturing or selling of defective goods.

Question 22 22. This law prevents discrimination by creditors in all decisions involving credit:

Question 23 23. Jane was injured when a hair dryer that she purchased from ABC Corporation caught on fire. She was using it normally. Why would ABC be held liable for the defective hair dryer according to the strict liability theory of product liability?

Question 24 24. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is the main law governing:

Question 25 25. How does the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act differ from the Lanham Act?

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Question 26 26. Which section of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires companies to give individuals privacy notices?

Question 27 27. When issuing student loans, Duquesne University collects personal information from students and their families, including: names, addresses, telephone numbers, bank account numbers, and social security numbers. The university must have a plan in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of this sensitive information that is appropriate for the size and nature of its activities. This is known as the _____ under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Question 28 28. The section of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that requires companies to give individuals the right to opt-out of some information sharing is known as:

Question 29 29. Product liability laws are:

Question 30 30. The 'Exploding Coca-Cola Case' is based on which of the following types of product liability?

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