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Liability for ProductsEnglish Law, French Law, and European Harmonization$
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Simon Whittaker

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198256137

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256137.001.0001

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General Introduction

General Introduction

Chapter:
(p.lxiv) (p.1) 1 General Introduction
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Liability for Products
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SIMON WHITTAKER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256137.003.0001

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

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