Products Liability in Texas

Date

1979

Authors

Edgar, J. Hadley

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Until recently, two major stumbling blocks precluded recovery by victims of unintended injuries caused by the use of defective products: proof of negligence or fault by and lack of privity of contract with the defendant. In a relatively short period of time, the common law of most jurisdictions in this county has abandoned both requirements for products liability. The purpose of this article is to examine the development of this aspect of tort law in Texas and some of the attendant problems.

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Keywords

Proof of negligence, Lack of privity, Product liability

Citation

11 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 23