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EU Product Liability Directive's Statute Of Limitations

Law360 (July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The litigators in Arnold & Porter’s London office have won a significant victory for its client, Sanofi Pasteur SA, in the House of Lords.

The judgment, on the meaning of European product liability law, should be of interest to all manufacturers who market products in the European Union and their insurers.

There is harmonised European Union wide law governing liability for defective products.

The European Product Liability Directive gave consumers a new statutory right to sue the manufacturer of a product that they allege is defective...
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