Breach of Warranty


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Breach of Warranty

The manufacture of a dangerous or defective product such that it opens the manufacturer and/or seller to a lawsuit. The consumer protections put in place during the 20th and 21st centuries have increased the number of lawsuits for breach of warranty. This is controversial, as consumer advocates tend to applaud this development, while manufacturers contend that the protections do not protect consumers but do add to costs, which raises prices.
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"The Insurance Bill proposes warranties will become 'suspensive' conditions, so insurers will still be liable for losses under the policy prior to a breach of warranty and after the breach has been remedied."
Nevertheless, the Connecticut courts, focusing in part on the comments of the legislators who sponsored the original act, have long interpreted the exclusivity provision as abrogating common law theories of liability including negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty. (73) The provision seems to have had the desired effect of providing stability to Connecticut product liability law.
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But in 2006, the Nature Conservancy discovered the land was contaminated with petroleum and sued Wilder for breach of warranty. A district court ruled in favor of the Nature Conservancy and ordered Wilder to pay $800,000 in damages.
It advises on a wide range of commercial issues, including breach of warranty and covenant claims arising out of asset and share sales agreements, and shareholder and partnership disputes.
Violation of privacy laws and regulations also has become one of the fastest-growing litigation areas, with lawsuits accusing companies of negligence in their computer system security, breach of warranty and failure to properly inform customers following unauthorized access or accidental loss of personal data.
New Jersey's economic loss doctrine provides that a commercial buyer seeking damages for economic loss resulting from the purchase of defective goods may recover from an immediate seller and a remote supplier in a distribution chain for breach of warranty under the UCC, but not in strict liability or negligence.
However, today's device manufacturers also face product-related risk beyond the scope of their products liability coverage, such as professional liability exposure for breach of warranty or defect in design and manufacturing if a component fails to perform as expected.
The roughly $42 million lawsuit accused Swinerton which was operating in Oregon as Swinerton Builders of Oregon of breach of contract, negligence and breach of warranty for construction defects at The Resort at Seaside, an eight-story, 414,970-square-foot beachfront condominium completed in 2003.
Courts have held that low prices do not necessarily provide sufficient notice to deny a claim for breach of warranty. However, a price that is too good to be true might trigger an obligation on the part of the buyer to investigate.