General Introduction


in Liability for Products

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780198256137
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681639 | DOI:
General Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to investigate how the law implementing two EC directives–the Product Liability Directive of 1985 and the Consumer Guarantees Directive of 1999–relates to and reacts with the surrounding laws of two domestic legal systems, those of England and France, and how these compare. It discusses the category of ‘liability for products’, covering the relative attractiveness of claiming against different defendants and recourse between potential defendants. The chapter then presents the limits of the study and an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords: Product Liability; Consumer Guarantees; liability; claims; defendants; English law; French law; EC law

Chapter.  9519 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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