Liability for Products: English Law, French Law, and European Harmonization

Liability for Products: English Law, French Law, and European Harmonization

by Simon Whittaker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198256137
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Simon Whittaker is Fellow and Tutor in Law at St. John's College, and Reader in European Comparative Law at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART 1 Liability in Respect of the Manufacture, Supply, or Use of Products
Preliminary
1. Introduction to Private and Public Liability in France
2. French Private Law: Delictual Liability for Products and Liability for Things
3. French Private Law: the Contract of Sale
4. French Private Law Relating to Other Examples of Liability for Products or for Things
5. Liability for Products in French Administrative Law
6. Public Services and Liability for Products in French Law
7. Introduction to Liability in English Law
8. The Tort of Negligence and its Satellites
9. Liability Under the Law of Sale of Goods
10. Public Services and Liability for Products in English Law
PART 2 Administrative Liability for Failure to Regulate or Control Product Safety
11. French Law
12. English Law
PART 3 Criminal Liability for Product Safety and its Relationship to Compensation
13. Fraudes, Homicides, and the Changing Role of the Partie Civile
14. Product Crimes, Murder and Manslaughter, and the Restricted Role of Compensation in the English Criminal Process
PART 4 Special Compensation Systems Affecting Compensation for Products
15. Work, Traffic, Blood, and Crime: 'Special Victims' in French and English Law
PART 5 Patterns of Liability under the National Laws
16. Patterns of Liability under the National Laws
PART 6 The European Directives on Product Liability and Consumer Guarantees and their Interaction with the National Laws
17. The EEC Directive on Liability for Defective Products
18. The EC Directive on Consumer Guarantees
19. General Conclusion

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