Manufacturing Law, sometimes called "Industrial Law," encompasses the laws and regulations related to manufacturing practices. This is an important area of lawand businessin the United States, and many cases related to manufacturing flaws have been brought before the courts.
Product liability describes the concept that a product seller will be liable for losses or damages incurred if the product is used in a manner not reasonably anticipated by the seller.
Defect cases can be significant opportunities for plaintiff's attorneys. These are cases where individuals seek compensation for physical and mental problems associated with defective products. There are two significant areas of legal expertise when it comes to defective products:
- Personal Injury: This includes flaws and flaws in the design, manufacture, construction, or installation of products.
- Auto: This includes any defect in the design, manufacture, or the subsequent sale of a mechanism or part of a motor vehicle or vessel.
As a result of the changing face of American manufacturing, consolidation has been a trend for manufacturers for several years. Increasingly, laws governing this area bleed into the corporate governance arena. When one company acquires or merges with another, it may not simply acquire its assets but also any liability for the products it manufactured before the acquisition.
Advertise and Marketing
Manufacturers are often legally restricted from advertising their products in misleading ways. For example, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) monitors product advertising, and rules are often passed about what advertisements must say. The rules protect against false and misleading claims, such as displaying a picture of an unopened toilet case containing the advertised product but hiding that the actual product is still wrapped in cellophane inside the box.
Work and Employment
In the early stages of product development, much manual labor is involved in manufacturing a product. Employees assemble parts, inspect them, and ensure the quality is up to specs.
Then, once the product is finished, getting it out to the consumer is a more labor-intensive process. There is more advertising here television, radio, online because the brand is not already well-known. There is also more assembly and testing of products at the end before they are shipped to their final destinations.