Warranties and Disclaimers
Limitations of Liability in Consumer-Related Transactions
AUTHOR: Codoni, Stefano and Kurer, Martin
PUBLISHER: Kluwer Law International
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What common elements underlie the various methods of limiting product liability applied in different national jurisdictions? How do different legal regimes protect the legitimate rights of consumers?
These were the fundamental questions addressed by a well-attended seminar on warranties and disclaimers held within the framework of the 2000 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association in Amsterdam. The seminar--jointly sponsored by IBA Committees S (Products, Liability, Advertising, Unfair Competition and Consumer Affairs), M (International Sales and Related Commercial Transactions) and CC (Corporate Counsel)--consisted of four introductory summaries and 33 country reports by local practitioners.
The presentations focused on many important issues, including the following:
- legal and contractual warranties in contracts for the supply of goods or services between manufacturers, distributors and end-users;
- methods of communicating disclaimers and limitations of liability;
- strategies for securing limitations of liability downstream; and
- variations in the legal effectiveness of disclaimers and limitations.
This wealth of material has been compiled and reproduced in this remarkably useful book. Business lawyers will find its insights immensely valuable, whether they are drafting contracts or dealing with potential or actual liabilities virtually anywhere in the world.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/1/2002
CATEGORY: Business & Economics, Law