In Context To Chandler V. Cape: Parent Co.'s Duty Of Care

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- Although the majority of U.K. product liability claims are pursued in contract or under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (which implements the EU Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) in the United Kingdom), claims in negligence remain an important legal option for claimants where there is no direct contractual nexus or where a claim under the act is not possible for limitation or other reasons.

Negligence, in this context, refers to the careless act of a person that causes damage to another and for which the person is...
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