Author: David G. Owen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2014-12-23
This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen's acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability.
After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 130 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenotes Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format
Author: Duncan Fairgrieve
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2005-10-27
This book examines the law of product liability from a comparative perspective. With the European Directive on Product Liability enacted over 20 years ago, this publication analyses the state of product liability in a number of key jurisdictions including both Western European countries and New Member States. Account is also taken of developments further afield, including the United States and Japan. Distinguished contributors, including a high court judge, European Commission official, leading litigators and academics, provide individual country reports and a number of integrated comparative studies. The book is designed for practical use by legal practitioners, academics, students and others interested in the area of contract, tort, civil procedure and multi-party litigation. In particular, practitioners will find the country reports an essential reference point.
Author: Geraint G. Howells
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Insurance, Products liability
This volume records the proceedings of the ninth Fulbright Colloquium held at the University of Keele in September 1989. This conference attracted contributors from Canada, Australia and Europe, as well as from the United States and Britain. Practical case studies illuminated matters of general principle and the comparisons of legal practices and procedures in North America and Europe exposed parallels and divergences that were of particular significance and interest.
Author: Roy M. Brisbois
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Products liability
This useful treatise explains background & current law pertaining to all types of products liability causes of action in California, from both a substantive & procedural standpoint. It includes theories of recovery & scope of products liability cases both from plaintiff's & defendant's perspective through trial or settlement. California Products Liability Law & Practice discusses each stage of the traditional products liability case in chronological order. It also provides numerous forms to save you drafting time & ensure accuracy.
Author: Jane Stapleton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1994-02-01
An erudite and provocative work, Stapleton: Product Liability will be of keen interest to students and teachers on courses in tort, product liability, consumer law, EC law and the philosophical foundations of the common law.
Presents opposing arguments on the subject of product liability, discussing whether or not federal liability laws are needed, the positive and negative effect of strict liability standards, and how courts should award damages.
This volume examines the evolution of Central European product liability systems, with particular reference to the effect of the implementation of the Product Liability Directive in the context of the recent enlargement of the EU. This book also provides a comparison of how product liability law has evolved in the socialist states, comparing it to developments taking place in the West. Using product liability law, this study offers a valuable insight into the necessary features and requirements of the harmonization of laws between the EU and post-socialist Europe. Predominantly legal in scope, it also takes account of the importance of extra-legal elements in law reform. As such, this book will be a valuable resource for those interested in European Law, as well as those working in the area of Consumer and Product Liability law.
Author: Michael J. Moore
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Release Date: 2004-05-13
Are liability "crises" an inevitable part of the modern industrial landscape? Does the inherent nature of the insurance industry promote recurring liability crises? What have been the effects of the liability reforms of the 1990s? Should lawyers be given de facto regulatory authority? This report provides perspective on these and other key issues concerning the law and economics of products liability. The authors begins with a brief description of the evolution of products liability doctrine in the U.S., up to the point of the liability crisis of the late 1980s. They discuss the economic implications of product risk for both consumers and producers, offer economic hypothesis on the implications of the increased scope of liability and subsequent reforms, and provide an update of trends in litigation and liability law. The book ends with a discussion of pending legislation and prospects for further improvements. Moore and Viscusi make the point that effective liability policy calls for a balancing of the incentives for improved public safety on one hand, and the benefits of new and existing products on the other.
Product liability is a topic of increasing commercial and social importance. This book provides a definitive statement of UK product liability law. Central to this is consideration of the strict liability provisions found in Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the closely related regulatory rules on product safety. Other aspects include contractual (particularly sale of goods law) and negligence liability, both of which play an important role in product liability litigation. The book also considers the legal aspects of product liability insurance and important procedural matters, such as the possibility for class actions and jurisdiction and choice of law questions.Fully updated to incorporate the changes since the previous edition, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of product liability law.
Author: Harry Duintjer Tebbens
Release Date: 1979-01-01
Factual information, such as stock market data, weather reports, topographical data & business news, is rapidly becoming a very valuable commodity. & wherever business is booming, piracy is looming. Can copyright law provide adequate protection? Is there a conflict between a copyright in works of fact & the freedom of expression? Protecting Works of Fact is about these & other dilemma's of information law. The book contains a collection of articles written by legal scholars & practitioners. Most articles were originally presented at the 'Copyright in Information' conference of the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), which was held in Amsterdam on December 1, 1989.