Products Liability: Problems and Process, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Products Liability: Problems and Process, Sixth Edition, is a challenging yet student-friendly and accessible book that has proven itself over time. Written by exceptional instructors who also served as the two reporters for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability, there is no better introduction to this intriguing topic than this casebook.

In addition to the stellar authorship of this concise casebook, you will notice these outstanding features:

  • The text fully integrates the Restatement rules and comments.
  • The problem-based approach applies the law to real-life situations .
  • Student-friendly mix of cases, notes, and problems that introduces students to black letter law and its underlying policies.
  • Thorough Teacher’s Manual that includes syllabi for 2- and 3-credit courses and answers to all of the problems in the casebook.

Further refinements to the Sixth Edition include:

  • New problems
  • New cases, including:
    • Parish (Iowa S. Ct.) on category design liability
    • Greene (Michigan S. Ct.) on failure to warn
    • Williams on punitive damages
  • Completely Updated Teacher’s Manual

This compact yet inclusive casebook provides everything you need to teach an engaging, enlightening course in Products Liability. Put to the test in classroom after classroom, edition after edition, Products Liability: Problems and Process, Sixth Edition, is justifiably a favorite among students and professors alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570917
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Liability for Manufacturing Defects

Chapter 1. Manufacturers’ Strict Liability for Defect-caused Harm
Chapter 2. Assigning Responsibility Inside and Outside the Commercial Chain of Distribution
Chapter 3. Causation Post Script re Plaintiff’s Fault and Other Affirmative Defenses

Part II: Liability for Generically Dangerous Products

Chapter 4. Liability Based on Defective Design
Chapter 5. Liability for Failure to Warn
Chapter 6. Federal Preemption
Chapter 7. Affirmative Defenses
Chapter 8. Class Actions

Part III: Special Problem Areas

Chapter 9. Special Products and Product Markets
Chapter 10. Special Elements of Recovery

Part IV: Institutional Perspectives

Chapter 11. Special Features Reflecting the Fact That Most Products Defendants Are Corporations
Chapter 12. Adjusting the Liability System to the Demands of a National Economy
Chapter 13. International Perspectives on Products Liability

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