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8 Other Liabilities of the Seller and Liabilities of Third Parties

From: The Sale of Goods (4th Edition)

M G Bridge

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 September 2020

Subject(s):
Third parties — Exemption from liability — Limitation of liability — Conformity of goods

This chapter deals with liabilities concerning the supply of non-conforming goods that fall outside the Sale of Goods Act. The liabilities may be those of the seller for innocent misrepresentation or breach of express warranty, or they may be those of a third party to the contract of sale, such as a producer. The importance of the statutory implied terms is such that the liabilities of the seller dealt with here are, in comparison, of secondary importance. Express warranty, for example, has played a relatively minor role in sale of goods, compared to other areas of law, because of the statutory implied terms. Third parties may be liable to a buyer on the basis of a collateral warranty, or in the tort of negligence or under statute laying down strict product liability.

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