chapter  12
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- Liability

The three most common theories of liability for which a manufacturer may be held liable for personal injury caused by its product are negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. These are referred to as common law causes of action, which are distinct from causes of action based on federal or state statutory law. Although within the last decade federal legislative action that would create a uniform federal product liability law has been proposed and debated, no such law exists today. Thus, such litigation is governed by the laws of each state.