Aspen Publishing

Davis v. HappyLand Toy Company: Case File, Second Edition

American Mock Trial Association


  • ISBN: 9781601565020

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  • Description

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    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.

    There are nine witnesses total: two plaintiff only; two defense only; and five that can be called by either side. Expert witnesses include a pharmacologist, a child psychologist, and a toxicologist.

  • Additional Product Details

    Toddler dies after swallowing beads, defective design, comparative fault
    Publication Date:
    Copyright: 2015
    Pages: 173
    Type: Trial, Civil
    Issues: Negligence; Products Liability
    Level: Advanced
    Number of Witnesses: 4p/4d
    Experts: Medical, Psychology/Social Science/Social Work
    Paperback: 9781601565020
    Ebook: 9781601565204

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