Faculty Advisor

Dimentberg, Mikhail F.

Faculty Advisor

Hagglund, Raymond R.


This project studies the principal aspects of product liability law and the fundamentals of product safety. It investigates alleged defects in a boring machine, a minivan seat, and a tree spade. From an engineering viewpoint, opinions are developed on each case using legal documentation such as complaints, interrogatories, and depositions. The study concluded with a mock trial where both plaintiff and defendant arguments were presented. With due process, the jury rendered verdicts entitling parties to the right of financial recovery.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering