A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and a recent article appearing in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review have served to focus attention upon the interesting problem of the liability, on other than warranty principles, of the vendor of a defective chattel. Because of the line of attack taken in the dissenting opinion and in the article, attention is directed, specifically, to the vendor's duty of inspection and, incidentally, to the liability of the manufacturer of a defective article, the reasons for that liability, and the question: Are the situations of the actual maker and the mere seller of a "thing of danger" entirely different?
Paul A. Leidy,
TORT LIABILITY OF SUPPLIERS OF DEFECTIVE CHATTELS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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