Volume 30 (2009)

Volume 30 (2009) / Issue 3

Jerry Kirkpatrick, 'Product Liability Law: From Negligence to Strict Liability in the US' (2009) 30 Business Law Review, Issue 3, pp. 48–56


This article traces the twentieth–century shift in product liability law from negligence theory to strict liability and analyzes the philosophical ideas underlying and causing the shift. The author argues and concludes that the shift is part of the 150–year cultural trend away from philosophical individualism to philosophical collectivism, specifically of the egalitarian, not Marxian, form.

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