Washington Law Review


This article will set forth and compare the domestic law of the United States and Japan, in the narrow field of law defined in the title. Many American lawyers may feel that these subjects do not deserve equal dignity with the preceding article on products liability. They are probably right, since no amount of care or study in drafting disclaimers and limitations will protect against suit for personal injuries suffered, say, by a stevedore who steps through a hollow spot in a wrapped bundle of household doors. Moreover, this topic obviously covers only a small part of the general subject of products liability, a branch of the law undergoing rapid changes in the United States and commanding increasing attention in all its facets from the bar, the business community, the consuming public, and the federal and state governments.

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