Owen and Davis's Products Liability and Safety, Cases and Materials, 8th

Foundation Press
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Product Liability
University Casebook Series
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The new, 8th edition modernizes and enriches the previous edition. While retaining a great majority of prior cases and materials, it adds a number of important new cases and legislative developments, makes minor organizational enhancements, and adds depth to the most important sections. The 8th edition continues to stress developments in the evolving meaning of “defectiveness” and problems of proof—both generally and arising from the Supreme Court’s Daubert v. Merrell Dow decision. The new edition includes new, updated, and enriched materials in such critical areas as:
  • Amazon’s liability for “selling” defective products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Federal preemption
  • Toxic substances causation
  • Automated vehicles
  • Computer software as a “product”
  • Human body parts as “products”
Previous editions of this classic casebook have been adopted at over 100 law schools, including Harvard, Yale, Penn, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Georgetown, William and Mary, and Texas. The 8th edition is well-suited for both two- and three-hour courses.