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Articles Product Liability 8th Dec 2016

Hickinbottom J clarifies “defect” under s.3 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987

In a rare and important product liability decision concerning s.3 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, Wilkes v DePuy International Limited [2016] EWHC 3096 (QB), Hickinbottom J departs from Burton J’s approach to “defect” in A v National Blood Authority [2001] 3 All ER 289.

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