Deceptive Advertising and Taking Responsibility for Others

The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett, Oxford University Press, 2018).

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 15-28

39 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2015 Last revised: 16 Feb 2018

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Seana Shiffrin

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Abstract

This paper considers how the law of deceptive advertising embeds within it an extended form of responsibility, making advertisers sometimes responsible for the mistakes of consumers. The paper defends this pattern of liability as an attractive form of social cooperation and answers worries about paternalism and freedom of speech.

Keywords: Deceptive advertising, food and drug, paternalism, 1st Amendment, freedom of speech, deception, misrepresentation

Suggested Citation

Shiffrin, Seana, Deceptive Advertising and Taking Responsibility for Others. The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (edited by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett, Oxford University Press, 2018).; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 15-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2658450

Seana Shiffrin (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

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