All spark-producing devices, Business Law and Ethics

Mrs. Rusholme occupied the firm of Saunders and Watts to refinish floors in assured rooms of a home owned by her and her husband in Red Deer, Alberta. She told Mr. Saunders that she and her husband would be away on vacation and that she would leave a key for the workers with her next door neighbor. She asked Saunders to leave the windows partially open for ventilation and to give the key back to her neighbour who would close the windows when the floors were dry. The Rusholmes' house was serviced by gas. Between the appliances was a gas stove in the kitchen with a pilot light (a small flame within which will ignite the burners or oven when the burners or oven are turned on) which could be turned off by hand. The downstairs floors of the house, including that of the dining room, were to be sanded; the dining room was next to the kitchen with no door among the 2 rooms. After sanding the floors, Saunders and Watts applied a sealer that they had bought from Standard Household Products Ltd. The label on each can of sealer contained the following warning:

DANGER-FLAMMABLE
Do not smoke. Adequate ventilation to the outside must be given. All spark-producing devices and open flames (furnaces, all pilot lights, spark producing switches, etc) must be eliminated in or near working areas. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapours. Wear a vapour cartridge mask. Replace cartridge before saturation.
About 8 hours after Saunders and Watts left, an explosion happened in the house and it was seriously damaged. On returning home from their vacation the Rusholmes found their home in ruins, and were dismayed to discover that they had neglected to renew the fire insurance policy,which had expired only a few days before they had left on vacation.
The Rusholmes brought an action for damages against the firm of Saunders & Watts and against Standard Household Products Ltd.

Outline the legal questions raised by these facts and provide your opinion of the probable outcome of the court case with reasons.

Posted Date: 3/18/2013 3:36:20 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- All spark-producing devices, Assignment Help, Ask Question on All spark-producing devices, Get Answer, Expert's Help, All spark-producing devices Discussions

Write discussion on All spark-producing devices
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Contracts illegal at the common law However a contract which is prohibited through the common law is frequently described as being as "contrary to public policy" as i.e. the c

Procedure - Court of Appeal Conversely the practice and the procedure of the Court of Appeal are regulated through Rules of Court made through the Rules Committee constituted

Liability For Misstatement Or Misrepresentation: This will be governed by the general principles of the law of contract, depending on whether the misstatement was:- a)A FRA

Bazil decided to celebrate a promotion he had received at work that week by having a few alcoholic drinks on the weekend. After a few hours spent in the local pub, Bazil decided he

Trade Unions:                   Trade Unions are registered under s.11 of the Trade Unions Act 1952 with the primary object of regulating the  relations between employees and

APPLICATION OF THE UNWRITTEN SOURCES OF ENGLAND LAW: Conversely it is a rule of England Law that unwritten laws are to be applied subject to the provisions' that any applicabl

Function of the Court: In Scottish Insurance Corporation Ltd v. Wilsons & Clyde Coal Co. Lord Simmons stated: "But important though its task is to see that the procedure by

Invitation to Treat - Law of Contract Well this is a mere invitation through a party to another or others to make offers.  Another time the offeror become offeree and invitee

Question 1: (a) Explain what is meant by Subsidiary Legislation and the reasons for using such a Law. (b) Explain the ways in which Subsidiary Legislation is controlled.

Powers of Managing Director:             Article 109 offers that "the directors may entrust to and confer upon a managing director any of the powers exercisable by them upon s