Constricting Products Liability: Reforms in Theory and Procedure
Frank J. Vandall
Emory University School of Law
Villanova Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 843, 2003
"Constricting Products Liability" argues that expansive reforms, in theory and procedure, make it impractical for an attorney to take a small products liability case. Several defenses are examined as are the impact of the discovery process and Daubert. The role of the Restatement (Third) Products Liability and the present state of design defect, warnings, and preemption are also considered. Possible solutions are evaluated.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 48
Keywords: tort reform, discovery, procedure, defenses, Daubert, Restatement (Third) Section 7 2b, design defect, warnings, preemption, legislation
Date posted: October 14, 2003