Products Liability and Safety

Author: David G. Owen
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609302283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Seventh Edition of Owen & Davis' Products Liability and Safety will be published this fall, in time for spring 2016 adoptions. Previous editions of this classic casebook have been adopted at over 100 law schools, including Harvard, Yale, Penn, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Georgetown, and Texas. The Seventh Edition continues the book's tradition of sensitively exploring products liability law, theory, and practical litigation insights. This edition retains a great majority of prior cases and materials, organized with studied care, which long have marked this book as the leader in the field. It adds a number of new cases and legislative developments, makes slight organizational enhancements, and streamlines presentation. The 7th edition continues to stress developments in the evolving meaning of "defectiveness" and problems of proof--both generally and arising from the Supreme Court's Daubert v. Merrell Dow decision. This new edition includes updated and enriched materials in the following critical areas: Automotive Crashworthiness Toxic Substances causation The book is well-suited to both two and three hour courses.

Products Liability and Safety Cases and Materials

Author: David G. Owen
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634594820
Format: PDF
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This is the 2015 Case and Statutory Supplement to Owen, Montgomery and Davis' Products Liability and Safety, Cases and Materials, 6th. Updates are provided throughout the casebook chapters, including principal cases in chapters seven and eleven. Reference to important cases discussing design defect litigation and the ongoing tobacco litigation are highlighted.

Liability for Products in a Global Economy

Author: Dennis Campbell
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041123857
Format: PDF, Docs
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This year's volume of the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business deals with the subject of product liability law. This is a growing area in which manufacturers and supplies are finding themselves more and more responsible for the quality of their products and for the consequences flowing from any defect therein. This book discusses a wide variety of topics which come under the umbrella of product liability, ranging from liability for injuries caused by the use of asbestos and other toxic substances to the responsibility of air carriers in hijack situations. There is a growing amount of litigation throughout the world tackling the problems arising from the safety of products. These laws take into account te manufacturing process, the transportation, storage and delivery of goods, the intended use of products, their fitness for such purpose, and any warnings or instructions as to use given to consumers and end users. This publication also covers the question of jurisdiction in product-related litigation, particulary in crossborder transactions. In many instances, a plaintiff will attempt to bring his action in the United States due to the large amount of damages, especially punitive damages, awarded there by juries in civil actions. Defendants, on the other hand, seek to counter this by raising issues such forum non conveniens. There also is the question of state versus federal jurisdiction within the United States, as well as a discussion focusing on the possible growth of federalism within the European Union and its impact upon product liability nationally and at a European level. A comparison of the divergent cultural attitudes towards property in China and the United States, including the different emphases placed upon the ownership and role of property in society, demonstrates the different views of product liability. Another aspect of defective goods dealt with here is liability for the recall of a dangerous product. There is a chain of responsibility stretching from the manufacturer, trough various levels of suppliers, to the final retailer of goods, which is obviously important when attempting to remove dangerous products from the market as quickly as possible before they can cause widespread injury to consumers. This has been shown to be particularly relevant in cases involving automobiles and food products. Overall, therefore, product liability law is a vital part of the general law protecting consumers, both on a national and international basis, which makes this book a very interesting and useful read for anyone involved in this area.

Understanding Products Liability Law

Author: Bruce L. Ottley
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327185260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This concise and comprehensive Understanding treatise is designed to complement any products liability casebook. Part I consists of an overview of the complex body of products liability caselaw and statutes that has developed over the past century. The chapters follow a functional approach and begin with the four theories that are the foundation of all products liability cases: warranty, misrepresentation, negligence, and strict liability. Separate chapters in Part I then examine the principle types of product defects (design, manufacturing, and failure to warn) and some of the problems involved with proving that the product was defective and that the defect was the cause of the injury. Finally chapters focus on the various defenses available in a products liability action and the types of damages that a plaintiff may seek. An understanding of products liability law also requires an examination of the issues involved in the prosecution or defense of a products liability case. Part II addresses a range of those issues, including researching the case; drafting the complaint; interrogatories and requests to admit facts; requests for the production of documents; discovery and evidence depositions; protective orders; and discovery enforcement.

Principles of Products Liability

Author: Michael I. Krauss
ISBN: 9780314289339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politician's stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it s made to appear. Krauss Principles of Products Liability, 2d is designed to unpack these subtleties and to allow the reader to understand current American products liability doctrine, and to intelligently participate in debates about proposed reforms. The book is chock full of summaries of theoretical positions, as well as advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2013 term of the United States Supreme Court. By the time the reader has finished this book, she or he will understand a lot about automobiles, pharmaceuticals and workplace technology! Indeed, the practical knowledge imparted by an understanding of products liability is a powerful fringe benefit of practicing this area of the law.

Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: Richard A. Epstein
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877464
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Cases and Materials on Torts, Eleventh Edition for Fall 2016 classes. This top tier casebook integrates modern scholarship with historical background to provide a sense of the development of tort law. The thoughtful presentation engages students by examining different intellectual approaches used to interpret law. The 11th edition carries many successful features from earlier editions, including extensive historical materials on the evolution of tort law, an expanded treatment of public nuisance law, recent developments in products liability law, expansion of the materials on various types of injuries in damage cases, and heavier emphasis on web-based communications under the law of defamation and privacy. Key Features: Updated two-color design New Restatement boxes that highlight the law for easy reference Condensation of basic material, including a combination of the insurance contract and no fault insurance issues into a single chapter Introduction of new visual materials in each chapter, including pictures charts, cartoons, and biographical sketches of key figures in tort law, as an assist to the case and other materials