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Author Whittaker, Simon.

Title Liability for products : English law, French law, and European harmonization / by Simon Whittaker.

Published Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description lxiii, 687 pages
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to the private and public laws of liability in France -- Droit privé : delictual liability for fault and for the "deeds of things" -- Droit privé : the law of sale -- Droit privé : liability for the provision of services involving products -- Droit administratif and liability for products -- Public services, service public, and liability for products -- Introduction to private and public liability in English law -- The tort of negligence, its adjudication, and its satellites -- The English law of sale of goods -- The English law governing public services, private services, and liability for products -- French law : formal bases of liability and practical "irresponsibility" -- English law : recurrent themes and endemic casuistry -- Fraudes, homicides, and the role of the partie civile -- English law : crime, the criminal process, and "essentially civil claims" -- The creation and maintenance of eec directive on liability for defective products and the process of its implementation in the UK and France -- A closer look at the product liability directive -- The patterns of liability -- The consumer guarantees directive and its implementation in French and English law.
Summary "This comparative study considers the French and English laws governing all those who may be liable for products: their producers, their suppliers, their users, and their regulators. To do so, it examines in both systems the private law of tort and contract and aspects of the civil process which are important in determining liability; the administrative law concerning failures to regulate or control product safety; and the liability for products of suppliers of public services, such as water or healthcare. It considers how the substantive criminal offences affecting product safety, whether particular to products or under more general law, relate to civil liability or to compensation. The emerging picture reveals two complex and significantly different patterns of liability for products in the English and French systems, cutting across the traditional boundaries of private law, public law, and criminal law."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Products liability -- England.
Products liability -- France.
Products liability -- European Union countries.
Standard Number 9780198256137 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN 0198256132 (hardcover : acid-free paper)