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CHAPTER 25 PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS

Insurance Disputes

25

PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS

JOHN GROOME MIRJAM SCHORR

1. THE LAW

Background


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25.1 Pro-consumer legislation generated by post-war consumerism has substantially increased the potential liability of manufacturers for product defects, both in the UK and in the EU. Accordingly, their need for insurance cover is greater. The growing volume of world trade makes adequate coverage especially crucial to exporters whose territories include countries with varying laws concerning liability for defective products.

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