In recent years, there has been considerable development in the law governing liability of a seller to persons other than his immediate buyer for personal injuries caused by defective products. The rule of caveat emptor has been progressively eroded. The majority of writers and an increasing number of courts have adopted the position that a seller cannot avoid liability on the ground that he is not in privity of contract with the injured party. The Washington court appears to be following this trend. The process of judicial development, however, may be jeopardized by the recent enactment in Washington of section 2-318 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
UCC Section 2-318: Effect on Washington Requirements of Privity in Products Liability Suits,
42 Wash. L. Rev.
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