Between 1997 and 2005, Graynold Motors sold cars with a certain defect. One in 2,500 former Graynold car owners suffered

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Between 1997 and 2005, Graynold Motors sold cars with a certain defect. One in 2,500 former Graynold car owners suffered injury or property damage during the years Graynolds were sold with that particular defect. Attorneys representing former Graynold automobile owners filed a lawsuit against Graynold, claiming that Graynold must have known about the defect, and that Graynold should be liable for the injuries and property damage before the defect was announced.

The answer to each of the following questions would be helpful in evaluating the attorneys’ claim EXCEPT:


A) What is the typical rate of injury or property damage among owners of cars other than Graynolds?

B) What was the rate of injury or property damage among owners of Graynolds before this particular defect?

C) Have the defective Graynold automobiles negatively impacted the network of independent auto mechanics that specialize in repairing Graynolds?

D)Can normal automobile wear and tear cause the same general outcome as that associated with the defect?

E) What fraction of the injuries and property damage is associated with the particular defect in question?


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