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Product Liability: European Laws and Practice

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The enforcement of the Product Liability Directive 85/374 has applied a uniform system of strict liability to producers within the EC in addition to the pre-existing fault liability systems. Other countries in Europe are also changing their national laws to bring them into line with the Directive, thereby promoting trade in Europe.

"European Product Liability" provides the text of the directive in English, French and German, a detailed commentary on its provisions and gives a clear overview of the major ...

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Overview

The enforcement of the Product Liability Directive 85/374 has applied a uniform system of strict liability to producers within the EC in addition to the pre-existing fault liability systems. Other countries in Europe are also changing their national laws to bring them into line with the Directive, thereby promoting trade in Europe.

"European Product Liability" provides the text of the directive in English, French and German, a detailed commentary on its provisions and gives a clear overview of the major differences in the implementing legislation throughout Europe. There is a chapter on the steps which can be taken to reduce manufacturers' risks and one covering product liability insurance.

The book also includes an analysis of the legal provisions affecting product liability in every EC Member State and five EFTA countries. The established theories of liability, and new implementing legislation are discussed in each case by a lawyer practising in that country. The contributing editors also give outline guides to the litigation system of their countries, and the implementing legislation is reproduced in English and the national language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780421469907
  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/23/1993
  • Pages: 748

Table of Contents

Introduction, text and commentary on Directive 85/374
product liability in practice
jurisdictional issues
law and practice of European states
separate chapters for each member state and Austria, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Finland
product liability insurance.
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