Toward a Unified Theory of Products Liability: Reviving the Causative Concept of Legal Fault

80 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2010

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Elizabeth Price Foley

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: July 20, 2010

Abstract

This paper explores the concept of "causative" fault – with an emphasis on proximate and actual cause – as a substitute for modern strict liability.

Keywords: products liability, products, causation, proximate cause, legal cause, actual cause, cause, fault, strict liability

JEL Classification: K13, K40, K41, K49, K20, L50

Suggested Citation

Foley, Elizabeth Price, Toward a Unified Theory of Products Liability: Reviving the Causative Concept of Legal Fault (July 20, 2010). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 61, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1646111

Elizabeth Price Foley (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

11200 SW 8th St.
RDB Hall 1097
Miami, FL 33199
United States

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