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. This subject is one of the most difficult and controversial in all of American law. Krauss' Principles of Products Liability, 3d 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 case reviews and theoretical analyses, as well as advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2018 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.
A proliferation of lawsuits involving sport utility vehicles, defective tires, medical devices and drugs, and asbestos abounds. Public attention to products liability cases is at an all-time high, and awards routinely run into the millions of dollars. When developing a strategy in this high stakes world, attorneys can't afford to have anything other than the best information and insight into this evolving area of law. Lawyers need practical tools to assess a products liability case's potential and build their approach, and Shapo on the Law of Products Liability provides the tools to give you the winning edge. Through a holistic analysis of the law and its principal developments as witnessed in hundreds of cases, this treatise gives litigators a wide variety of perspectives on potential strategies, and the tools to support those strategies with persuasive arguments. This authoritative two-volume work will enable you to: Assess products liability case potential and build sound litigation strategies Dig deep into products liability law to build creative approaches to litigation Craft a winning case and reap the greatest reward for your clients Find the tools and information to support strategies with persuasive arguments Both federal and state courts contribute a rich mix of decisions to products liability law, which covers both consumer products and occupational hazards. This indispensable resource for the products liability practitioner helps you prepare your case. Is the product defective? Who is liable? What is the manufacturer's responsibility? Who can be sued? What kind of awards may be realized? How might this be defended? Shapo on the Law of Products Liability also includes coverage of: Asbestos litigation Chinese drywall Food and drug Medical devices Design/manufacturing defects claims Punitive damages Discovery rule Up to date analysis and commentary History and background on products liability law Damages Advertising material Packaging Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, is a nationally recognized authority on torts and products liability law.
The only comprehensive tort law book featuring real-life federal cases for the practicing pharmacist As tort law and tort liability cases, both civil and administrative, continue to increase in the pharmacy practice, now more than ever, it is imperative for students and practitioners to understand the civil liability a pharmacist may face. Between intentional torts, negligence, vicarious liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, and more, practitioners and practitioners-to-be need to grasp the intricacies of the law in this landscape of increased litigation. Pharmacy Practice and Tort Law introduces students not only to the civil action cases related to pharmacy practice, but also provides explanation on how tort rules apply to the facts of a given case. Each type of civil action is described in detail, outlining the elements that must be proven for successful litigation, followed by detailed explanation of actual federal cases and their outcomes, illustrating how a case can be successful or unsuccessful.