Adv Torts: Business Torts & Products Liability

Law 335






This advanced torts course has two main components: business torts and products liability.  Most introductory courses focus upon torts that primarily cause personal injury and/or property damage. Tort law, however, extends well beyond these contexts. Indeed, one component of this advanced torts course will cover torts that typically cause pure economic harm -- i.e., harms to the pocketbook, rather than harms to the person or property. The course will emphasize the operation of various business torts and their applicability to particular business or economic settings.  Potential business torts topics includeconduct causing pure economic loss, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, interference with existing contract and prospective contractual relations, bad faith breaches of contract as tort, the boundary between tort and contract, business disparagement, and unfair competition as tortious conduct.  The second component of the course will concern products liability, examined in more detail than in the typical introductory course, and including drug and medical device liability.


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