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The liability of the producer for defective products, 25 years after Decree-law n.º 383/89 of November 6th

Vera Lúcia Paiva Coelho
Consumer; Defective products; Strict liability; Development risks

Year 2017

This text aims to analyze the Decree-law n.º 383/89 of November 6 th, regarding the strict liability of the producer for defective products, after having spent more than 26 years of its entry into force.

In this follow-up, the text discusses the essentials of the system begins by analyzing the concept of producer, and product defect, then the strict liability of the producer and ends up in cases of exclusion of liability. There´s always a point of reference to our case law to determine whether, over the years, the Decree-Law was well understood and consequently appliedand ensuring the rights of victims.