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The Development of Product Liability

Edited by: Simon Whittaker

ISBN13: 9781107475564
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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Mass production and changes in distribution chains have severely restricted the power of the seller and the buyer to use their own skill and judgement. As a result, 'product liability' has developed into a distinct area of legal regulation.

Traditional legal techniques, such as the warranty against latent defects in contract and fault in tort, proved inadequate safeguards. This examination of western-European legal systems combines legal history and comparative law to demonstrate how tort law has adapted to meet these new conditions.

  • In-depth studies of a number of different aspects of tort law enable comparisons to be made across particular topics, thus contributing to the understanding of civil liability and comparative law
  • Developments in legal doctrine are related to historical changes and events, to the pattern of litigation, to the impact of contextual factors such as insurance, and the law concerning product safety
  • An introductory section provides an accessible and scholarly overview of the issues

Subjects:
Legal History, Consumer Law, Tort Law
Contents:
1. Introduction to fault in product liability Simon Whittaker
2. The development of product liability in England Simon Whittaker
3. The development of product liability in French law Jean-Sebastien Borghetti
4. The development of product liability in Germany Gerhard Wagner
5. The development of product liability in the Netherlands Ivo Giesen
6. The development of product liability in Italy Nadia Coggiola
7. The development of product liability in Spain Miquel Martin-Casals and Josep Sole Feliu
Appendix: code provisions.