Duquesne Law Review


Product liability actions generate a number of choice-of-law problems. Such problems need be no more complex or difficult to resolve than choice-of- law problems in other types of litigation. The court, aided by counsel, should possess the capacity to resolve all such problems in product liability actions. The author creates and then resolves through interest analysis a number of choice-of-law problems likely to arise in product liability actions and, in the process, compares the result thus achieved with the results that would be achieved by application of Professor Weintraub's proposed rule for resolving conflicts problems in product liability actions. The author concludes that interest analysis, properly applied, produces results that better commend themselves to reason than the results achieved through Professor Weintraub's rule, which purports to be a synthesis of interest analysis.

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