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The Consumer Guarantees Directive and its Implementation in French and English Law

SIMON WHITTAKER

in Liability for Products

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780198256137
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681639 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256137.003.0019
The Consumer Guarantees Directive and its Implementation in French and English Law

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The second European directive that impacts significantly on liability for products is the Directive on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees enacted in May 1999, which is referred to as the Consumer Guarantees Directive or the 1999 Directive. This chapter looks first at very broad differences between the Product Liability and Consumer Guarantees Directives; then at the debates in France and the UK concerning how the Consumer Guarantees Directive should be implemented; and finally at the substantive legal impact of this Directive on French and on English law.

Keywords: Consumer Guarantees; Product Liability; liability law; English law; French law

Chapter.  38939 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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