MLJ706 - Law and Policy of Misleading Conduct and Product Liability

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

MLJ701

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2.5 hour class (recordings provided) + 1.5 hour online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided)

Content

The major theme of this unit is the statutory and common law liability for false and misleading statements. We will examine the principles, theories and policies underlying the laws that regulate liability for false and misleading statements, including the laws of defamation, deceit, injurious falsehood, negligent misstatement and the provisions in the Australian Consumer Law prohibiting false representations and misleading conduct. The principles, theories and policies underlying common law and statutory liability of manufacturers for defective products will also be examined.

 

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