Shapo on the Law of Products Liability

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Aspen Publishers Online, Oct 22, 2012 - Law - 3400 pages
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A proliferation of lawsuits involving sport utility vehicles, defective tires, medical devices and drugs, and asbestos abounds. Public attention to products liability cases is at an all-time high, and awards routinely run into the millions of dollars. When developing a strategy in this high stakes world, attorneys can't afford to have anything other than the best information and insight into this evolving area of law. Lawyers need practical tools to assess a products liability case's potential and build their approach, and Shapo on the Law of Products Liability provides the tools to give you the winning edge. Through a holistic analysis of the law and its principal developments as witnessed in hundreds of cases, this treatise gives litigators a wide variety of perspectives on potential strategies, and the tools to support those strategies with persuasive arguments. This authoritative two-volume work will enable you to: Assess products liability case potential and build sound litigation strategies Dig deep into products liability law to build creative approaches to litigation Craft a winning case and reap the greatest reward for your clients Find the tools and information to support strategies with persuasive arguments Both federal and state courts contribute a rich mix of decisions to products liability law, which covers both consumer products and occupational hazards. This indispensable resource for the products liability practitioner helps you prepare your case. Is the product defective? Who is liable? What is the manufacturer's responsibility? Who can be sued? What kind of awards may be realized? How might this be defended? Shapo on the Law of Products Liability also includes coverage of: Asbestos litigation Chinese drywall Food and drug Medical devices Design/manufacturing defects claims Punitive damages Discovery rule Up to date analysis and commentary History and background on products liability law Damages Advertising material Packaging Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, is a nationally recognized authority on torts and products liability law.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1-1
CHAPTER
1-3
CHAPTER
1-4
Chapter
2-1
CHAPTER 5
4-5
Chapter 5
5-6
Chapter 6
7-1
Chapter 8
7-11
PART X
19-40
LEGISLATION
19-94
Chapter 20
20-1
VOLUME II
ii
Chapter 34
iv
E 8 01 Product Not Put in Circulation E83
ix
Chapter 21
xiii
OVERVIEW Ell
l

GENERAL DEFINITIONS OF DEFECT 81
8-1
A Trade Definitions for Ordinary Words
8-3
E 6 04 Impact of Technological Improvement E613
8-13
Chapter 9
9-1
Chapter 7
9-7
DESIGN DEFECTS 91
9-9
Chapter 10
10-1
Chapter 11
10-21
FAULT CAUSATION
10-22
PART III
10-213
Chapter 33
12-1
Chapter 13
13-1
Chapter 14
14-1
Chapter 16
16-1
Chapter 3
16-3
PART IV
16-45
EXPRESS WARRANTY 31
17-3
Chapter 18
19-1
The Uses of Power
19-4
Reserved 331
19-33
Chapter
22-1
PART VI
22-47
Chapter
23-1
USED PRODUCTS 181
23-18
Chapter 24
24-1
E 3 03 Trademarks and Trade Names E34
24-4
Chapter 25
25-1
E 3 05 Leasing E35
25-5
SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF CHARACTERIZATION
25-39
Chapter 27
27-1
Chapter 28
28-1
Chapter 29
29-1
Chapter 30
30-1
Chapter 31
1
IPIJPJFTIZEIAh4IES 291
29
JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE 311
31
Chapter 32
32-1
APPORTIONMENT OF LIABILITIES E101
32-175
E 10 01 With Plaintiffs E103
TW-3
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Marshall S. Shapo is the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law.

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