Products Liability: Problems & Process / Edition 7

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Written by the two reporters for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Product Liability, the new edition of this intellectually challenging text introduces students to the black letter of the law and its underlying policies, while applying the law to real-life situations. Unlike other casebooks, the Restatement rules and comments are fully integrated into the text - thus eliminating the need for supplementary material to bring the Restatement into class discussion.
The authors continue their unique approach to the material with:
• an updated blend of theory and litigation complimented by cases and problems that reflect the current status and the future trends of products liability
• an accessible, three-part structure praised by the book's users for its careful attention to the relationship between each of the parts
• a student-friendly mix of problems, cases, excerpts, notes, and questions
New material for the Fourth Edition includes:
• a host of new cases including: Myriak v. Port Authority of New York; Khumo Tire, Ltd v. Carmichael; Liriano v. Hobart Corporation; Perez v. Wyeth Laboratory Inc.; and Scarangella v. Thomas Built Buses Inc.
• additional coverage of Component Parts and how a number of courts have adopted Section 5 of the Restatement which limits the scope of liability for manufacturers of component parts
• a trilogy of cases dealing with the issue of reasonable alternative design v. consumer expectations, including Potter v. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.
• a more concise and streamlined Part III - Institutional Perspectives
• additional hypotheticals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735507388
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 798
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Liability for Manufacturing Defects

Ch. 1. Manufacturers’ Strict Liability for Defect-Caused Harm

Ch. 2. Assigning Responsibility Inside and Outside the Commercial Chain of Distribution

Ch. 3. Causation

Part II. Liability for Generically Dangerous Products

Ch. 4. Liability Based on Defective Design

Ch. 5. Liability for Failure to Warn

Ch. 6. Federal Preemption

Ch. 7. Affirmative Defenses

Ch. 8. Class Actions

Part III. Special Problem Areas

Ch. 9. Special Products and Product Markets

Ch. 10. Special Elements of Recovery

Part IV. Institutional Perspectives

Ch. 11. Special Features Reflecting the Fact that Most Products Defendants Are Corporations

Ch. 12. Adjusting the Liability System to the Demands of a National Economy

Ch. 13. International Perspectives on Products Liability

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