Definition of Product; Definitions of Defect, Including Restatement 2d Torts and Restatement 3d Product Liability; Definition of Sale; Breakdown of Privity; Statutory Violations; Bases of Liability Including Negligence, Warranty and Strict Liability; Potential Plaintiffs; Potential Defendants Including Manufacturers, Distributors, Lessors, Realtors, Successor Corporations and Providers of Services; Contribution and Indemnity; Reliance; Disclaimers; Solely Economic Loss; Notice of Breach; Jurisdiction; Statutory Compliance; Contract Specifications Defense; Statutes of Limitations; Statutory Changes; Production, Design and Warning Claims; Misrepresentation; Causation; Subsequent Remedial Measures; Spoliation; Expert Testimony.
This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen's acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability.
This book provides an accessible introduction to selected new issues in transnational law, and connects them to existing theoretical debates on transnational business regulation. More specifically, (i) it introduces the argument about the evolving character of contemporary international business regulation; (ii) it provides an overview of some of the main fields of law that are currently important for firms that operate across borders; and (iii) it sets out an interpretive framework for making sense of disparate developments occurring across a number of jurisdictions, among which are the form of regulation and style of enforcement, issues of legal certainty, and behavioural aspects of regulation. The selected topics are indicative of some key issues confronting businesses looking to operate across national borders, as well as policy makers seeking to introduce and enforce meaningful regulatory standards in an increasingly global society. Topics include: consumer law; product liability; warranty law and obsolescence; collective redress; alternative dispute resolution; corporate wrongdoing; corporate governance; and e-commerce. This timely work offers a novel perspective on transnational business law and examines a range of legal issues that preoccupy companies operating transnationally. This book is intended not only for law students looking for an introduction, overview or commentary on the contemporary state of international business law, but also for anyone looking for an introduction to the regulation of business in a global, inter-connected economy.
Presents opposing arguments on the subject of product liability, discussing whether or not federal liability laws are needed, the positive and negative effect of strict liability standards, and how courts should award damages.
Designed primarily for middle and junior management who deal with financial information without really understanding the content; students who are studying accounting as a non-specialist subject, for example on a business studies or engineering course. The book serves as a basic reference to be used throughout the course. It will also be particularly helpful in providing the basic grounding that is required before moving on to the more technical and in-depth study of the subject that may be required on some courses. Students who are embarking on a course of study to become a professional accountant will also find this book of major benefit. In addition to revisions through out, a new new chapter 'Making long-term investment decisions' covering capital investment decisions, extends and rounds out the final part of the book: using Financial Information to Manage a Business. The chapter deals with the investment appraisal process and covers the main investment appraisal techniques from the point of view of a non-specialist: payback periods, accounting rate of return and discounted cash flow methods are just some of the new topics covered. The focus will be on the level of understanding that a non-specialist requires in the work place as such, in keeping with the rest of the book, the chapter includes practical examples and exercises to enhance the reader's understanding. * Jargon free and easy to understand - no prior knowledge of the subject necessary * Focuses on the principles and use of accounting information * Review questions to assess progress at each stage and many fully worked exercises and examples
A Study of Comparative and International Legal Aspects of Product Liability
Author: Harry Duintjer Tebbens
Factual information, such as stock market data, weather reports, topographical data & business news, is rapidly becoming a very valuable commodity. & wherever business is booming, piracy is looming. Can copyright law provide adequate protection? Is there a conflict between a copyright in works of fact & the freedom of expression? Protecting Works of Fact is about these & other dilemma's of information law. The book contains a collection of articles written by legal scholars & practitioners. Most articles were originally presented at the 'Copyright in Information' conference of the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), which was held in Amsterdam on December 1, 1989.