MLP706 - Law and Policy of Misleading Conduct and Product Liability


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLJ706
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M729




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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 2.5 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


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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