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Products Liability in the Sharing Economy

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The Note analyzes an unexplored question in tort law: what role, if any, does products liability have in the sharing economy? The Note first evaluates the potential for products liability claims related to web applications and the shared physical product that make up the sharing economy. Additionally the Note considers the possible defendants in a products liability suit. Finally, the Note provides a normative argument for the ideal products liability regime in the sharing economy. The Note argues for a broad application of products liability, where litigants could sue the sharing economy platform itself.

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