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This major text provides comprehensive coverage of the law of negligence and strict liability provisions as it has developed in the UK, and also contains detailed discussion of case law from other jurisdictions including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France and Germany. Complete with detailed, authoritative discussions of issues arising in transnational litigation, this book provides all the necessary information for lawyers to achieve fast, effective solutions for their clients while also highlighting preventative measures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198256786
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1066
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Christopher John Miller is Emeritus Professor of English Law at the University of Birmingham and has been an adviser to the National Consumer Council, the Consumers Association, and the OECD. He is an editor of and contributor to Benjamin's Sale of Goods, and a regular contributor to the All England Law Reports Annual Review. He is also author of the Product Liability and Safety Encyclopaedia. Dr. Richard S. Goldberg is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham, having previously taught at the LSE, Kings' College London, and Queen Mary and Westfield College London. He has worked as a seconded legal assistant with McKenna & Co on the benzodiazepine lititgation and other medicinal product liability cases. He is the author of Causation and the Risk in the Law of Torts which was nominated for the SPTL Book Prize in 1999.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Modern Historical Outline
2. Privity
3. Express Warranties and Misrepresentations
4. Implied terms as to Correspondence with Description, Satisfactory Quality and Fitness for Purpose
5. Remedies for Breach of the Implied Terms
6. Exemption Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms
7. Introduction to Strict Product Liability
8. Products within the Strict Liability Regime
9. Persons Subject to Strict Liability
10. The Requirements of a Defect: Introductory Issues
11. Production Defects
12. Design Defects
13. Inadequate Warnings and Directions for Use
14. Defences
15. The Producers' Liability: Some Preliminary Considerations
16. The Producers' Liability: Production Defects
17. The Producers' Liability: Design Defects
18. The Producers' Liability: Inadequate Warnings and Directions for Use
19. The Producers' Liability: Proof of Negligence
20. The Liability in Tort of Persons Other Than Producers
21. The Types of Damage or Loss Compensated
22. Causation and Remoteness of Damage
23. Limitation Periods

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