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Fairgrieve Duncan and Richard Goldberg

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780199679232

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199679232.001.0001

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The Liability in Negligence of Persons Other than Producers

The Liability in Negligence of Persons Other than Producers

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(p.597) 15 The Liability in Negligence of Persons Other than Producers
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Product Liability
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Duncan Fairgrieve

Richard Goldberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199679232.003.0018

Although this book is concerned primarily with the contractual liability of sellers of goods and with the liability in tort of manufacturers, we include here reference to other persons who may incur liability for defective products. The contractual liability of persons other than sellers has already been noted. Persons other than manufacturers who may incur liability in tort include retailers and persons who hire out or provide services involving the use of a product; donors and gratuitous bailors; wholesalers and importers; those who repair, service, recondition, assemble, install, or carry out work on a product; and probably also such persons or bodies as inspectors, engineers, testing agencies, and endorsers or certifiers of safety or quality. Finally, reference is made to the position of building contractors and builder-vendors. The discussion generally assumes that the claimant is suing in respect of personal injury or perhaps property damage, rather than economic loss simpliciter.

Keywords:   United States, assemblers, builder-vendors, building contractors, certifiers, contractors, design defects, discovering defects, gratuitous bailors, hire contracts, hire-purchase, liability under, medical treatment, product designers, reconditioners, strict liability, testing agencies, testing products

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