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Products Liability in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)

Products Liability in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)
Author: David Owen
ISBN 13: 9780314170866
ISBN 10: 314170863
Edition: 8
Publisher: West
Publication Date: 2008-10-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 595
List Price: $42.00

Thoms (law, U. of South Carolina) reworks and updates the work of the late Phillips (law, U. of Tennessee) for this new "In a Nutshell" volume providing succinct explanation of products liability law in the US. Section one, on theories of liability, contains chapters on negligence, tortuous misrepresentation, warranty, and strict liability in tort. The next section deals with product defectiveness and contains discussions of the nature and proof of defectiveness, manufacturing defects, design defects, and limitations on defectiveness. Examination of causation follows, and includes chapters dealing with cause in fact and proximate cause. User misconduct and other defenses are explored, as are special issues such as special types of defendants, special types of transactions and products, automotive litigation, and punitive damages. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR