Japan's First Judgment Under its PL Law of 1994: Echoes of Donaghue v Stevenson
Australian Product Liability Reporter, Vol. 10, No. 10, pp. 121-132, December/January 2000
12 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2005 Last revised: 11 Dec 2009
This article analyses the first widely reported judgment finding for plaintiffs under Japan's strict-liability Product Liability Law of 1994, modeled on European law. The judgment, appended in annotated translation, suggests that at least some judges have taken the cue from this new legislation to continue developing a more pro-active approach to consumer protection in Japan, evident particularly since the 1990s.
Keywords: Product liability, Japan
JEL Classification: K13
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