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defective

adj. not being capable of fulfilling its function, ranging from a deed of land to a piece of equipment. (See: defect, defective title)

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The car was alleged to be defectively designed because of its exposed push button door lock, which according to the plaintiff caused the car door to open when it was depressed in the collision.
No law states whether triggered alerts constitute warnings which can be insufficient, or safety devices which can be designed defectively. Nor is there a clear, judicially proscribed solution.
He asked the universities to vigilantly verify the degrees following the SCs verdict and warned these institutions of dire consequences in case if they attempted to save the parliamentarians defectively.
The World Trade Center was not defectively designed.
For this reason, under the Illinois Supreme Court's Moorman case law, a business buying a defective grain storage tank, and the buyer of a home defectively built because of an architect or engineer's negligence, would both be limited to their contract remedies for the failure of these items to meet their expectations.
"We have learnt from Cameron, the manufacturer of the blowout preventer, that the device had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and a defectively configured ram," Henry Waxman, a Democratic congressman, said at a US House of Representatives committee hearing on Wednesday.
She is also assisting the team on an ongoing multi-party, multi-million pound action concerning defectively designed properties.
It is not unusual for analysts to opine that a tire is defectively manufactured after examining a tread separation or sidewall failure when the underlying cause is under-inflation as a result of foreign object penetration.
In addition, the well on the site was defectively installed and needed to be redrilled.
Distinguishing among the various bases for declarant liability can be challenging when an unhappy unit purchaser alleges that a condominium was not only defectively constructed, but that the alleged construction defects breach the declarant's express warranties and should have been disclosed in the POS or otherwise during the sales and marketing process.
Puppy mills, with their filthy or overcrowded conditions and diseased or defectively bred dogs, have drawn sharp media scrutiny recently from "Oprah," ABC's "Nightline" and the cable network Animal Planet.
What if a policyholder seeks insurance coverage for the expenses he/she incurred when a house or building is alleged to have been defectively constructed and is claimed to be partially or completely unusable or uninhabitable?