Tort liability for property losses

by Walter Olson on December 2, 2010

The Washington Supreme Court opens a product liability can of worms by abandoning a traditional doctrine that prescribes that when there was a contract between the parties, remedies for purely economic loss blamed on product defectiveness must be based on principles of contract law, not tort law. [Russell Jackson]

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12.09.10 at 8:21 pm

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1 Anonymous Attorney 12.02.10 at 12:16 pm

Virginia has a ban on this, under the hard-to-understand “economic loss doctrine.” Basically it says “no tort loss for contract cases.” Hadley v. Baxendale, anyone?

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