Texas International Law Journal

Texas International Law Journal is an academic journal focusing on Texas International Law

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Winter

Foreigners Funding the Future: Investment Opportunities in Mexico's Privatized Pension System
I. INTRODUCTION When we are young, we are supported by our parents; when we are old, we support ourselves-at least this is the way the world is supposed to function. Many people fail to plan for their retirement, so governments step in to provide a fallback...
German Approaches to Products Liability
I. INTRODUCTION German products liability law relies on three concepts: traditional contractual liability, traditional tort liability, and strict liability based on specific statutes, such as the Products Liability Act of 1990,1 which implements the...
Group Litigation of Consumer Claims: Lessons from the U.S. Experience
I. INTRODUCTION A central problem bedevils the enforcement of consumer protection. In mass society, individual consumers have an inherent inability to protect themselves effectively from the improper or fraudulent conduct of a distant and usually more...
Harmonization of Products Liability Law in the European Community
I. INTRODUCTION A. The Need for Harmonization An essential element of the common market envisioned by the Treaty Establishing the European Community (EC Treaty)' is undistorted competition. The legal differences between the laws of the European Community's...
Products Liability Act and Transnational Litigation in Japan
INTRODUCTION On July 1, 1994, the Diet of Japan announced the adoption of the Products Liability Act (PLA),1 which applies to products as defined therein, delivered on and after July 1, 1995. Since the PLA was implemented, six lawsuits have been filed...
Products Liability in the United Kingdom: The Myths of Reform
I. INTRODUCTION Comparative products liability is a dangerous business. For example, it may appear to U.S. eyes that the special U.S.-developed rule in the field1 was simply exported first to Europe and then elsewhere but this would be wholly misleading....
The Canadian Law of Products Liability
I. INTRODUCTION The current law of products liability in the common law provinces of Canada falls into two main legal categories: negligence and warranty. Although liability is not generally stated to be "strict," both branches of the law contain important...
What Europe, Japan and Other Countries Can Learn from the New American Restatement of Products Liability
I. INTRODUCTION One objective of this Symposium is to compare the Restatement of Torts in the United States with the products liability law of other countries. Toward that end, this article briefly describes the new Restatement (Third) of Torts (the...
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