xiii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Concise hornbook series.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
PART ONE :HISTORY AND BASIC STRUCTURE OF PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW:Julian Felipe's case From old to new : a primer on the rise of products liability Threshold issues for modern products liability "Non-strict" theories of products liability PART TWO :ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW:"Strict" liability : who may sue whom? The plaintiff's case : strict liability for manufacturing defects The plaintiff's case : strict liability for informational defects The plaintiff's case : causation The defendant's case : affirmative defenses to defectiveness claims The defendant's case : causation and other peoples' behavior The defendant's case : other affirmative defenses Damages PART THREE :SPECIAL SITUATIONS AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES TO PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW:Special types of product litigaton : toxic substances and class actions Alternative approaches to ensuring product safety.