In recent years, product liability law in Maryland and across the country has placed greater responsibility on the manufacturers of products causing injury. In this article, the authors review the traditional theories of manufacturer liability and discuss the novel theories being advanced to expand that liability. Also considered are the defenses available to manufacturers, both traditional and emerging. The authors conclude with the prognosis that because the pendulum has swung so far in the direction of placing greater responsibility on manufacturers, further expansion of manufacturer liability is both unlikely and inappropriate.
Digges, Edward S. Jr. and Billmyre, John G.
"Product Liability in Maryland: Traditional and Emerging Theories of Recovery and Defense,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol16/iss1/2