Who says toys are just for kids? Remember the days when a dinosaur could have a conversation with a cowboy and everything was just fine? And then somewhere along the way someone suggested you put your action figures away and "grow up"? Yeah, well...you don't really have to do that. 'Cause toys are cool. Toy Confidential is here to set matters straight and reawaken your sense of childish wonder (along with maybe just a pinch of snark). Behold conceited unicorns, sarcastic dinosaurs, and surly mammoths! Witness insane interspecies antics acted out by toy bunnies, pretty kitties, and rainbow ponies! Meet a host of hapless super heroes, bumbling spacemen, melodramatic minotaurs and more! With more pop culture references than you can shake an Ewok at, Toy Confidential offers a return to childhood with better jokes. Ever wanted to see Jurassic Park only with skateboards? How about Scarface reenacted by cute pug puppies? Check and check. Grow up? Never!
Joey Davis was two years old when he died after swallowing beads from his sister's make-your-own jewelry set. Test revealed that Joey had elevated gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) levels in his system at the time of death and that the elevated GHB could have been a result of the chemicals used in the beads. Andy Davis, Joey's parent, has sued HappyLand Toy Company for strict liability, claiming that the beads were defectively designed. HappyLand Toy Company denies that its beads were defectively designed and has also asserted an affirmative defense of comparative fault, claiming that the negligence and/or recklessness of Andy Davis and/or Joey's babysitter was more responsible than HappyLand Toy Company for Joey's death.
19th International Conference, ICEIS 2017, Porto, Portugal, April 26-29, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Slimane Hammoudi
This book constitutes extended and revised papers from the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2017, held in Porto, Portugal, in April 2017. The 28 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book from a total of 318 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: databases and information systems integration; artificial intelligence and decision support systems; information systems analysis and specification; software agents and internet computing; human-computer interaction; and enterprise architecture.
Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.
An eye-popping, unauthorized expos? of the House of Barbie From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expos?, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toy land, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters. Based on exclusive interviews and an exhaustive review of public and private records, Toy Monster exposes Mattel's take-no-prisoners, shark-infested corporate style. Throughout this scrupulously reported, unauthorized portrait, you'll discover how dangerous toys are actually nothing new to Mattel, and why its fearsomely litigious approach within the brutal toy business has helped their products dominate potential rivals such as Bratz. Introduces you to the larger-than-life personalities that have shaped Mattel's eccentric world Offers an inside look- from an experienced author-at the scandals that have been a part of this iconic company Jerry Oppenheimer is also the author of Madoff with the Money, an in-depth look at Bernie Madoff the man and his billion dollar scam Engaging and accessible, Toy Monster shows you why today's toy business isn't always fun and games.
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