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Seminar Topical Research Guides: Products Liability


Below is a short list of treatises related to bankruptcy law. You can search for other resources in the ASU catalog by using subject headings such as: Products liability–United States; Consumer protection–United States; and Torts–United States. Note that on the left side of the screen you can limit to “full text online” or “law library” (for our print treatises.)

American Law of Products Liability 3d
This treatise, available on Westlaw, covers all aspects of products liability and includes primary sources, practice commentary, forms, checklists, and jury instructions.

Principles of Products Liability
This book provides a conceptual overview of products liability, as well in-depth doctrinal analysis of key topics such as construction/manufacturing defects, design defects, warning defects, causation, and damages. 

Krauss’ Principles of Products Liability
This book, available through the West Academic Study Aids Subscription, offers a thorough introduction to products liability through summaries of theoretical positions as well as advice for practitioners.

Madden & Owen on Products Liability
Madden & Owen on Products Liability is a three-volume treatise which discusses the theories of liability for a products liability claim, as well as affirmative defenses, special types of defendants/transactions/products, and special litigation issues.  This title is also available on Westlaw.

Restatement of the Law, Torts: Products Liability
The Restatement of the Law contains contributions from judges and legal scholars which help in understanding, interpreting, and applying the common law on torts concerning products liability.  This title is also available on Westlaw and HeinOnline.


50-State Surveys (passwords required)
The following sources will allow you to compare the products liability laws of different jurisdictions.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission: This federal agency’s web site has injury statistics, technical reports, voluntary standards, Office of General Counsel advisory opinions, and mandatory standards and bans.


Westlaw (password required)
Westlaw allows you to easily search for journal articles related to products liability by using their Products Liability – Law Reviews, Texts & Bar Journals database.

CCH (Cheetah)
CCH publishes a number of resources related to products liability, such as the Products Liability Reporter and the Consumer Product Safety Guide, which are available online. These resources contain primary sources and commentary.


ABA Directory – Products Liability Legal Blogs
The ABA has compiled an extensive list of blogs related to products liability.

ABA Section of Litigation, Products Liability News and Developments
The ABA Section of Litigation publishes news articles on products liability developments on this website.

Law Journal Newsletter, Product Liability Law & Strategy
This newsletter for products liability practitioners contains practice tips, case notes, and articles.

Liability for Products, New York Times
This New York Times webpage contains products liability news published in The Times.

Practitioner Insights for Products Liability
This Westlaw newsletter contains products liability news from a variety of sources.

Product Liability Monitor
The Product Liability Monitor is a blog by the Product Liability group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.