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David G. Owen

Scholarship

Books

Products Liability and Safety - Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2016, with M. Davis) (forthcoming)

Owen & Davis on Products Liability (3 volumes) (West, 4th ed. 2014, with M. Davis) (forthcoming)

Products Liability Law (West hornbook, 3d ed. 2014) (forthcoming)

Products Liability in a Nutshell (West, 9th ed. 2014) (forthcoming)

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2010); Teacher's Manual to same (with J. Montgomery & M. Davis)

Products Liability Law (Thomson/West hornbook, 2d ed., 2008)

Products Liability in a Nutshell (Thomson/West, 8th ed., 2008), Chinese translation (Chunhua Dong trans., Press of China University of Political Science and Law, 2012)

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 5th ed., 2007) (annual supplements with J. Montgomery & M. Davis); Teacher's Manual (with M. Davis)

Products Liability Law (Thomson/West hornbook, 2005)

Products Liability in a Nutshell (Thomson/West, 2005, with J. Phillips)

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 4th ed., 2004) (annual supplements with J. Montgomery & M. Davis); Teacher's Manual (with M. Davis)

Madden & Owen on Products Liability (3 vols.) (West, 3d ed., 2000) (with S. Madden & M. Davis); annual supplements (vol. 3) by D. Owen

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 3d ed., 1996, with J. Montgomery & W.P. Keeton) (annual supplements with M. Davis); Teacher's Manual (with M. Davis); Problems Supp. (with P. LeBel & M. Davis)

Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law, Editor and author (Oxford University Press: Clarendon, 1995), chapters presently being translated into Spanish by Professor Pablo Suárez of Palermo University, Buenos Aires for publication in Colección Nuevo Pensamiento Jurídico of the Universidad de Los Andes Law Review, Bogotá, Colombia

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 1989) (with W.P. Keeton, J. Montgomery, & M. Green) (annual supplements); Teacher's Manual (with Green, 1990); 1993 Supp. (with Green); Problems Supp. (with P. LeBel, 1995)

Prosser and Keeton on Torts, 5th edition of Prosser on Torts (West, 1984) (with W.P. Keeton, D. Dobbs, & R. Keeton); 1988 Supp. (with D. Dobbs & R. Keeton)

Products Liability and Safety — Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 1980 (with W.P. Keeton & J. Montgomery); supplements (with J. Montgomery)

Articles, Chapters

Punitive Damages as Restitution, in The Power of Punitive Damages- Is Europe Missing Out? 119 (L. Meurkens & E. Nordin, eds.) (Intersentia, Antwerp, 2012)

Expectations in Tort, 44 Ariz. St. L. Rev. 1287 (2011)

Epstein's Razor, 4 J. Tort Law (2010)), www.bepress.com/jtl/vol3/iss1/art2/

Bending Nature, Bending Law, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 569 (2010)

Aggravating Punitive Damages, 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 181 (2010) www.pennumbra.com/responses/02-2010/Owen.pdf

Dangers in Prescription Drugs: Filling a Private Law Gap in the Healthcare Debate, 42 Conn. L. Rev. 733 (2010)

Products Liability Law in America and Europe, ch. 9 in Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law 224 (with G. Howells) (Elgar, Great Britain 2010)

Figuring Foreseeability, 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1277 (2009)

Design Defect Ghosts, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 927 (2009)

Design Defects in Prescription Drugs: Intersections of Law and Science in American Products Liability Law, in Medizin und Haftung: Festschrift für Erwin Deutsch zum 80. Geburtstag 389 (Ahrens, von Bar, Fischer, Spickhoff, Taupitz, Hrsg., Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin Heidelberg 2009)

Against Priority, 37 Sw. U. L. Rev. 570 (2008)

Design Defects, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 291 (2008)

The Five Elements of Negligence, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1671 (2007)

The Evolution of Products Liability Law, 26 Rev. Litig. 955 (2007)

Special Defenses in Products Liability Law, 70 Mo. L. Rev. 1 (2005), reprinted 55 Defense L.J. 307 (2006)

Proof of Product Defect, 93 Ky. L.J. 1 (2005), reprinted 55 Defense L.J. 487 (2006)

Information Shields in Tort Law, chapter 9 at 295 Exploring Tort Law (S. Madden ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005)

Inherent Product Hazards, 93 Ky. L.J. 377 (2004)

Proving Negligence in Products Liability Litigation, 36 Ariz. St. L. Rev. 1003 (2004)

The Puzzle of Comment j, 55 Hastings L.J. 1377 (2004)

Federal Preemption of Products Liability Claims, 55 S.C. L. Rev. 411 (2003), reprinted 53 Defense L.J. 203 (2004)

A Decade of Daubert, 80 Denver U. L. Rev. 345 (2003), reprinted 52 Defense L.J. 411 (2003)

Figuring Responsibility and Fault, 13 Kings College (Univ. of London) L.J. 227 (2002)

Manufacturing Defects, 54 S.C. L. Rev. 851 (2002), reprinted, 52 Defense L.J. 199 (2003)

Duty Rules, 54 Vand. L. Rev. 767 (2001)

Products Liability: User Misconduct Defenses, 52 S.C. L. Rev. 1 (2000)

Tort Liability for Medical Experimentation, in Freedom & Control of Biomedical Research 357 (Deutsch & Taupitz, eds., Springer: Berlin 2000)

Products Liability Law in America, 11 Danno e Responsabilita 1999 (Italian trans.)

"Strict" Products Liability in America & Europe, Festschrift für Erwin Deutsch 305 (Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 1999)

Products Liability, in 2 The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia 689 (Gray, ed., Garland Publishing: New York, 1999)

Products Liability Law Restated, 49 S.C. L. Rev. (1998); American Products Liability Law Restated, 6 Consumer L.J. 161 (1998) [European version, Belgium]

Toward a Proper Test for Design Defectiveness: "Micro-Balancing" Costs and Benefits, 75 Tex. L. Rev. 1661 (1997)

Risk-Utility Balancing in Design Defect Cases, 30 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 239 (1997)

Defectiveness Restated: Exploding the "Strict" Products Liability Myth, 1996 Ill. L. Rev. 743

Philosophical Foundations of Fault in Tort Law, in Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law 201 (D. Owen, ed., Oxford University Press: Clarendon 1995), presently in Spanish translation by Professor Pablo Suárez of Palermo University, Buenos Aires for publication in Colección Nuevo Pensamiento Jurídico of the Universidad de Los Andes Law Review, Bogotá, Colombia

Products Liability as a Narrative Portrait, 17 J. Prod. & Tox. Liab. 359 (1995)

The Graying of Products Liability Law: Paths Taken and Untaken in the New Restatement, 61 Tenn. L. Rev. 1241 (1994)

A Punitive Damages Overview: Functions, Problems & Reform, 39 Vill. L. Rev. 393 (1994)

The Moral Foundations of Products Liability Law: Toward First Principles, 68 Notre Dame L. Rev. 427 (1993)

The Fault Pit, 26 Ga. L. Rev. 703 (1992)

Products Liability: Principles of Justice for the 21st Century, 11 Pace L. Rev. 63 (1990), revised as Products Liability Principles of Justice, 20 Anglo-Am. L. Rev. 238 (Great Britain, 1991)

Engineering Against Products Liability: Principles and Problems, 2 Forensic Eng'g 39 (1990)

The Moral Foundations of Punitive Damages, 40 Ala. L. Rev. 705 (1989)

Products Liability and the Engineer: Principles, Problems, and Reform, 17 The Bridge 8 (Summer 1987) (National Academy of Engineering)

Respect for Law & Man: The Tort Law of Chief Justice Kenison, 11 Vt. L. Rev. 389 (1986)

The Intellectual Development of Modern Products Liability Law: A Comment on Priest's View of the Cathedral's Foundations, 14 J. Legal Stud. 529 (1985)

Deterrence and Desert in Tort: A Comment, 73 Cal. L. Rev. 665 (1985)

Civil Punishment and the Public Good, 56 S. Cal. L. Rev. 103 (1982)

Problems in Assessing Punitive Damages Against Manufacturers of Defective Products, 49 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1 (1982)

Rethinking the Policies of Strict Products Liability, 33 Vand. L. Rev. 681 (1980)

The Highly Blameworthy Manufacturer: Implications on Rules of Liability and Defense in Products Liability Actions, 10 Ind. L. Rev. 769 (1977)

Punitive Damages in Products Liability Litigation, 74 Mich. L. Rev. 1257 (1976)

Reflections on the Theory and Administration of Strict Tort Liability for Defective Products, 27 S.C. L. Rev. 803 (1976) (with J. Montgomery)

Miscellaneous

Foreword, The Law of Product Liability (Howells, ed., Butterworths, 2d ed. 2007)

Book Review, The Law of Product Liability (G. Howells, ed.), 11 Torts L.J. 97 (Australia) (2003)

Manufacturing Defect Tests, 157 Products Liability Advisory 1 (March 2002)

Defective Food and Drink, 158 Products Liability Advisory 1 (April 2002)

Warnings Don't Trump Design: The Rise and Fall of §402A Comment J,153 Products Liability Advisory 1 (Nov. 2001)

Publications and Products Liability, 141 Products Liability Advisory 1 (Nov. 2000) (with M. S. Madden and M. Davis)

Product Outlaws, Transcript of Remarks, Symposium, The Restatement (Third) of Torts: And the Future of Tort Law, 10 Kans. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 126 (2000)

Musings on Modern Products Liability Law: A Foreword, 17 Seton Hall L. Rev. 505 (1987)

Foreword: The Use and Control of Punitive Damages, 11 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 309 (1985)

Products Liability Defenses Based on User Misconduct, in Proceedings of the Southern Methodist University Institute on Products Liability, Ch 11 at 11-1 (Matthew Bender 1983)

Products Liability: Proposals for Reform, Carolina Law. 7 (Vol. 3 1982)

Countersuits Against Attorneys: A Preface, 33 S.C. L. Rev. 313 (1981)

Crashworthiness Litigation and Punitive Damages, 4 J. Prod. Liab. 221 (1981)

Restructuring Products Liability Law, 16 Trial 58 (Nov. 1980)

Products Liability: Substantive Developments, 73 Law Libr. J. 958 (1980)

Rethinking Accident Law Goals—Compensation, Loss Shifting, Loss Spreading, 3 Ins., Negligence & Workmen's Comp. Rep. 1, S.C. Bar (1979)

Punitive Damages in Strict Tort Products Liability Actions, The Bulletin 3, S.C. Trial Lawyer's Ass'n (June 1975)

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