Product Liability Litigation / Edition 1by Mark Kinzie, Christine Hart
Pub. Date: 08/15/2001
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Product Liability Litigation provides a comprehensive study of product liability with instruction in the litigation practices that prepare the products lawsuit for trial. It addresses such issues as the use and understanding of written discovery, document preparation, depositions, expert witnesses, product identification and testing, case management orders, and
Product Liability Litigation provides a comprehensive study of product liability with instruction in the litigation practices that prepare the products lawsuit for trial. It addresses such issues as the use and understanding of written discovery, document preparation, depositions, expert witnesses, product identification and testing, case management orders, and the trial itself. This text covers litigation preparation and theory, primarily in the form of case law interpretation by legal scholars and the use of restatements. The assignments and illustrative case studies presented in "Product Liability" foster critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Product Liability. 2. Negligence. 3. Warranties. 4. Strict Liability. 5. Defenses and Responses. 6. Particular Product Problems. 7. The Product Liability, Lawsuit and Recovery.
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This book is the bomb even if author Mark Kinzie is a piker.
As a former law student, I thought products liability was a bore. But this book brought it all to life. I laughed, I cried, I was elated. It's not just about toasters anymore!
PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION was written for law students. The text was designed to provide black-letter law principles of Product Liability through the Restatement Third (1997) and interpretation of these principles through current, issue-specific court opinions. The text differs from traditional approaches to law because it does not simply reprint case law. Instead, the topic is taught through a collection of Restatements, statutes, regulations, law review articles, case studies, and practice materials to give the student the basic parameters of Product Liability. We then expand those parameters through the interpretation given by court opinions, treatises, and law reviews. In each chapter the student is given essential elements, historical development, Restatement principles, a fact synopsis of each case, cites to additional materials, case notes, and case problems. Unique problems with food, component parts, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, used products, handguns, tobacco, and post-sale obligations of manufacturers are considered in Chapter 6. Practical approaches to product liability litigation are considered in Chapter 7. Enjoy.