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Consumer Sales Remedies in US and EU Comparative Perspective

Book | 1st edition 2018 | Europe | Sanne Jansen

This book is an in-depth study of the US and EU approaches towards consumer sales remedies. It does not limit itself to a mere comparison of the hierarchy of consumer sales remedies but covers the topic comprehensively, also examining (extra)judicial application of remedies and notification duties.

Whereas EU rules prescribe a very strict hierarchy of remedies that are often misunderstood by consumers, and are very favourable towards the remedy of specific performance (or performance in kind), in the US a strong preference for damages can be found. This means that consumers often do not know which remedy they are exactly entitled to or how to invoke it in a correct manner.

Learning from both systems, Consumer Sales Remedies in US and EU Comparative Perspective provides a valuable and insightful contribution to the discussion of what the organisation of remedies should look like to best protect consumers. It is written at a time when the EU is considering a 'new' consumer sales Directive, and US scholars are working on the restatement of consumer contract law. It proposes to give consumers a free choice, limited by good faith and proportionality only.

Dr Sanne Jansen is a judicial trainee in Antwerp, Belgium and research fellow at the Institute for the Law of Obligations at KU Leuven, Belgium. She is a member of the editorial board of the DCCR and TBH.

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780686516
Weight 309 g
Status Available
Number of pages xviii + 192 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Aug 17, 2018
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
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  • Table of contents and preliminary pages
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Hierarchy of Remedies - so different and yet so alike
  • Chapter 3. Self-Help
  • Chapter 4. Notification Duties
  • Chapter 5. Conclusion