products liability
products liability see liability 2b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

products liability
n.
A doctrine of tort law that holds manufacturers and sellers liable for injuries caused by defective products they introduce into the marketplace.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


products liability
A kind of civil lawsuit against the maker of a product, which claims that a person or group of people were injured or damaged by a product that was defective or not suitable for the use it was advertised for. Products liability lawsuits are often class actions. (See also: class action)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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