European Perspectives on Producers’ Liability: Direct Producers’ Liability and the Sellers’ Right of Redress - Comparative Report

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES ON PRODUCERS’ LIABILITY: DIRECT PRODUCERS’ LIABILITY FOR NON-CONFORMITY AND THE SELLERS’ RIGHT OF REDRESS, Martin Ebers, Andre Jannsen & Olaf Meyer, eds., European Law Publishers, 2009

78 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2010

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Martin Ebers

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law; University of Tartu, School of Law

Olaf Meyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andre Janssen

University of Muenster - Faculty of Law - Centre for European Private Law

Date Written: January 21, 2009

Abstract

The Consumer Sales Directive has to a large extent harmonised the consumer’s rights and remedies against professional sellers. The European Commission has considered the introduction of an EU wide direct producers’ liability for a long time. Currently, the situation in Europe is divided: Whereas in most jurisdictions consumers can only bring claims against their sellers, a growing number of countries recognise a direct claim of the consumer or final buyer against the producer. The book compiles national reports from 24 European countries on the consumer’s remedies for non-conforming goods and the final seller’s right of redress. Additional contributions approach this topic from the perspectives of law and economics, legal history, and behavioural psychology. The comprehensive introductory chapter which is distributed here on SSRN provides a comparative report on the different models of producers’ liability, including their impact on the Internal Market, and sets out elements for further harmonisation.

Keywords: Producer's Liability, Product Liability, Tort Law, Contract Law, Comparative Law, European Private Law

Suggested Citation

Ebers, Martin and Meyer, Olaf and Janssen, Andre, European Perspectives on Producers’ Liability: Direct Producers’ Liability and the Sellers’ Right of Redress - Comparative Report (January 21, 2009). EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES ON PRODUCERS’ LIABILITY: DIRECT PRODUCERS’ LIABILITY FOR NON-CONFORMITY AND THE SELLERS’ RIGHT OF REDRESS, Martin Ebers, Andre Jannsen & Olaf Meyer, eds., European Law Publishers, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1628106

Martin Ebers

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, D-10099
Germany

University of Tartu, School of Law ( email )

Tartu
Estonia

Olaf Meyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Andre Janssen (Contact Author)

University of Muenster - Faculty of Law - Centre for European Private Law ( email )

Universitaetsstr. 14-16
Muenster, 48143
Germany

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