liability without fault

See absolute liability.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Product liability — is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Product liability in the United StatesIn the United… …   Wikipedia

  • strict liability — see liability 2b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. strict liability …   Law dictionary


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