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Pennsylvania Products Liability provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of Pennsylvania product liability law. This area of law has undergone dramatic changes in recent years with the federal and state courts in Pennsylvania split between the application of the Second and Third Restatements. This book addresses the implications of this important issue and provides thorough analysis of the essential concepts and guidance on what the law is and where it may be headed.
• History of Products Liability Law
• The Rise and Fall of The Second Restatement of Torts
• The Rise (and Demise) of Restatement (Third) of Torts
• Post-Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc.
• The Restatements in Practice
• Strict Liability Concepts
• Breach of Warranty
• Manufacturing and Design Defects
• Warning Defects
• Compensatory Damages
• Punitive Damages
• Indemnity, Contribution and Apportionment
• Jurisdiction, Venue and Related Principles
• Discovery Process
• Evidence in Products Liability Litigation
• Expert Evidence and Products Liability
• Automotive Product Liability Law
• Federal Preemption
• Food, Drugs and Medical Devices
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: History of Products Liability Law
Chapter 2: The Rise and Fall of The Second Restatement of Torts
Chapter 3: The Rise (and Demise) of Restatement (Third) of Torts
Chapter 4: Post-Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc.—The (Pennsylvania Products Liability Law) Saga Continues
Chapter 5: The Restatements in Practice
Chapter 6: Strict Liability Concepts
Chapter 7: Breach of Warranty
Chapter 8: Negligence
Chapter 9: Manufacturing and Design Defects
Chapter 10: Warning Defects
Chapter 11: Compensatory Damages
Chapter 12: Punitive Damages
Chapter 13: Indemnity, Contribution and Apportionment
Chapter 14: Jurisdiction, Venue and Related Principles
Chapter 15: Discovery Process
Chapter 16: Evidence in Products Liability Litigation
Chapter 17: Expert Evidence and Products Liability
Chapter 18: Automotive Product Liability Law (Lemon Law)
Chapter 19: Federal Preemption
Chapter 20: Food, Drugs and Rock and Roll … or Medical Devices (Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow)
Chapter 21: Recalls
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