Products Liability Law

ISBN-10: 1454806222
ISBN-13: 9781454806226
Edition: 2012
Authors: Mark Geistfeld
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Book details

List price: $226.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 4/5/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Mark Geistfeld, the author of the leading textbook on productsliability, an important text on tort law and dozens of scholarlyarticles, has class-tested the material in Products Liability Lawfor more than five years at NYU. He has made the study of productsliability an advanced torts class that cements knowledge of fundamentaltort principles while developing both specialized expertise and a deeperunderstanding of the torts process. Illuminating textual discussionfollows a wide range of riveting cases. Unlike many casebooks thatsimply pose the question, Products Liability Law provides theanalyses needed to address each challenging problem. Unifying the twocompeting conceptions of products liability, students become familiarwith both approaches and develop a balanced perspective. A helpfulTeacher’s Manual introduces a syllabus as well as complete set of classnotes for a three-credit course.Features:• Stellar authorship: Mark Geistfeldo leading textbook on products liabilityo important tort law textbooko dozens of scholarly articles.• Classroom-tested for five years• Makes the study of products liability an advanced tortsclasso cements knowledge of fundamental tort principleso develops both specialized expertise and a deeper understanding of thetorts process•Wide range of interesting cases followed by extendedtextual discussion• Provides analysis needed to address challengingquestions, missing from most casebooks• Unifies the two competing conceptions of productsliability• Teacher’s manual with syllabus and complete set ofclass notes for 3-credit course.

Summary of Contents
The Big Picture
Doctrinal Foundations
The Substantive Rationale for Strict Products Liability
Construction or Manufacturing Defects
Design Defects
Warning Defects
The Relation Between Warnings and Product Design
Medical Products and "Unavoidably Unsafe" Products
Statutes, Regulations, and the Issue of Defect
Factual Causation
Scope of Liability: Proximate Cause
Scope of Liability: Type of Harm and Damages
Defenses Based on Consumer Conduct
Scope of Liability: Nature of the Transaction
Bystander Liability
Comparative Products Liability

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