The Ford Pinto Case - When Corporate Negligence Leads to Death

Leandra - B.A. PoliSci; Law Student (she/her)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(269)
Students will learn about the infamous Ford Pinto case as an example of a high-profile civil lawsuit. Students will learn about products liability and negligence and will be able to discuss their thoughts on this case.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
I have six years experience working as a paralegal at various law firms and have real-world experience working with lawyers and clients. I am also a law school student that excelled in the topic of Torts, earning a 4.3 in Torts I and a 4.0 in Torts II. I also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for my performance in my Torts I class. 
Students will hear about how the manufacturing defects of the Ford Pinto led to many deaths by car fire/explosion. Students will not be shown any pictures and will not see anything gruesome. However, if the thought or imagining of these events would traumatize your students, I would advise your student to not take this class. 
Full opinion: Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Co. (1981) [primary source]

Prosser, Wade, & Schwartz’s Torts: Cases and Materials (14th edition) [secondary source]

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(269)
I have been teaching on Outschool since April 2020 and it has been such a wonderful experience! I aim to offer fun, interesting, and unique classes to learners. I have 8 years of experience tutoring children and three years of experience as an... 
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per class
Meets once
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
3-12 learners per class

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