Strict liability imposed by section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts is designed to encourage the marketing of defect-free products. Professor Seidelson examines the relationship between the 402A defendant and the negligent actor and posits that the negligence of others should not mitigate the liability of the 402A defendant-manufacturer.
David E. Seidelson,
The 402A Defendant and the Negligent Actor,
Duq. L. Rev.
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