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West Academic Publishes 2nd Edition of Krauss Hornbook

West Academic Publishing has published the second edition of Professor Michael Krauss's Principles of Products Liability hornbook, part of the Concise Hornbook Series, which becomes available on January 21.

Information about the book can be found online, with the content description that follows:

Products liability is perhaps the most contested and confused area of American private law. It affects every American who purchases or uses any product, domestic or imported. Who hasn’t heard of the hot coffee burn case? Who hasn’t grown weary of reading interminable warnings on the seemingly simple products? Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politicians’ stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it’s made to appear. This concise hornbook is designed to ‘‘unpack’’ these subtleties and to allow the reader to understand current American products liability doctrine, and to intelligently participate in debates about proposed reforms. The book is chock full of summaries of theoretical positions, as well as, advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2013 term of the United States Supreme Court. By the time the reader has finished this book, she or he will understand a lot about automobiles, pharmaceuticals and workplace technology! Indeed, the practical knowledge imparted by an understanding of products liability is a powerful fringe benefit of practicing this area of the law.