Four step process to defence - law , Business Law and Ethics

Duomo Pty Ltd manufactures engineering equipment and is a leading industry supplier in Australia and New Zealand. The 'Duomo Drill Press' (Duomo) is a very popular product that has been sold and supplied throughout the region for a number of years. The Duomo is powered by an electric motor. Its popularity is based on its compact design which makes it suitable for restricted spaces. Although mainly sold to the engineering industry, the Duomo is also popular with private purchasers for use in home workshops.  

Vincent has been an employed by Duomo Pty Ltd as a production line quality controller for a number of years. Part of his duty includes component inspections prior to their use in finished machinery. One day a trolley with a number of 450w electric motors was delivered to Vincent to inspect and authorise for production use. Vincent had a very causal glance at one of the motors and signed the authorisation but couldn't be bothered inspecting the remainder. Had Vincent been more careful in his inspection he would have easily realised that some of the motors were faulty because an important cut-off switch was wired incorrectly and would potentially be hazardous if connected to power and operated. The electric motors were then installed in a number of Duomo's as they came down the production line.

Some time later, inner city resident Jules purchased a Duomo for use in his compact workshop area.  Although he read the installation instructions that clearly stated 'machine should be installed and grounded as per local & national electrical codes to prevent electric shock' Jules was lazy and simply connected the machine as best he could without engaging an electrician to undertake the installation. Some time later Jules suffered an electric shock when he attempted to use the Duomo for the first time resulting in serious injury in addition to medical and ongoing rehabilitation expenses. Jules will be unable to return to work until fully recovered. Later it was discovered that Jules's Duomo was fitted with an incorrectly wired cut-off switch although the installation in Jules's workshop was also a factor in the accident.

Posted Date: 3/7/2013 12:23:39 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Four step process to defence - law , Assignment Help, Ask Question on Four step process to defence - law , Get Answer, Expert's Help, Four step process to defence - law Discussions

Write discussion on Four step process to defence - law
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Problem I. Sandy has been working for Bean Canning Ltd for 9 years. Last Monday Sandy was called to the Manager's Office and verbally informed that her employment was termi

The Doctrine of 'Ultra Vires':                          The doctrine of ultra vires is a legal rule that was articulated by the House of Lords in the case of Ashbury Rail, Car

Q. Show the Criminal conduct definition of phoenix activity? Master Builders argued that the definition of phoenix activity should focus on the existing sections of corporation

Variation of class rights of the preference shareholders: This was not a variation of class rights of the preference shareholders.  The company could resolve to go keen on liq

PROXIES - meetings and resolutions: By S.136(1), any member of a company entitled to attend and vote at a meeting of the company shall be entitled to appoint one more person (

Legal justification - Constructive notice: The legal justification for this rule is that since the company's public documents in its file at the Companies Registry are availab

It has been said that "auditors cannot legitimately serve the 'user' public because they are hired and fired by the management of the company being audited. If management does not

Explain how you located the resource that addresses the question and cite that resource in proper Bluebook format: Spend & Save is claiming that our client lacks standing to s

Law of Agency - Lawful Rules Though the law of agency prescribes the lawful rules to ascertaining as:           (a) How a person possibly will become an agent; and one is

Separate meetings of each group - mergers and winding up: The first ground of objection was valid, ie. if within a single class of shareholders there are groups whose inte