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The 1985 EU Product Liability Directive (the Directive) sets out a regime of strict liability for defective products applicable to all EU Member States. Interpretation of what constitutes a “defect” remains essential in establishing liability. However, the Directive’s broad terms have been an area for considerable debate.
In July, the European Commission released a Communication ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period. The paper’s wordy, but instructive, title is: “Getting ready for changes: Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom”.
Historically, difficulties in proving a causal link between air pollution and poor health have kept at bay pollution related claims and governments’ accountability. However, this may be about to change.
Case review 2020-07-13
Product liability and the CPA: failure to consider product risks and benefits is all risk and no benefit
On 3 July 2020, Lambert J handed down judgment in the long standing Seroxat group litigation, Bailey and others v GlaxoSmithKline.