After reading Chapter 9, of the Halbert and Ingulli textbook 9th ed., and the power point week 12 consider the following scenario:
While driving on Interstate 40 in North Carolina, Padma became distracted by a texting system in the cab of his tractor-trailer truck. He smashed into several vehicles that were slowed or stopped in front of him, injuring Barbara and Michael Kaiser and others. The injured motorists filed a suit in a federal district court against Geologic Solutions, Inc., the maker of the texting system, alleging product liability.
Was the accident caused by Padma’s inattention?
Was the texting device defective?
Did the manufacturer owed a duty to care because injuries to vehicle drivers were reasonably foreseeable? Why or why not?
Should a manufacturer be required to design a product that is incapable of distracting a driver? (Justify your decision by reasoning legally and ethically)
please follow the grading rubric also please use Chapter 9, of the Halbert and Ingulli textbook 9th ed. if you have access too..