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September 1980 Archives

Modern Products Liability Law

Back in 1980, Chicago professor Richard Epstein issued an early clarion call against the modern system of product liability law in this comprehensive study. Beginning with a historical treatment of the law's evolution, Epstein goes on to analyze each significant rule that guides the products liability system, discussing the incentives and fairness for the defendants and plaintiffs involved, and concludes that the system is both too unpredictable and too costly.
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