Compendium of Warranties - A 50 State Survey was prepared in 2008 by the Products Liability Practice Group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Compendium of Warranties is a 50-state compendium examining specific language found enforceable on a state-by-state basis regarding the exclusion or modification of warranties and limitation of liability provisions in a commercial contract setting. In addition, the summary examines the economic loss doctrine as applied in each state to ascertain its effect on precluding recovery outside of the law of warranty and contract. The compendium is designed to serve as a first-stop tool for the construction of valid and enforceable warranty provisions. However, the compendium provides just a brief summary of the laws governing this area in each state, and is not meant to be a full-scale research tool. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that individual counsel review warranty and liability provisions on a case-by-case basis to ensure their validity and enforceability in each state.
To obtain further information about warranties, please contact a member of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group, Manufacturing Industry Group or your regular Hinshaw attorney.
This survey has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.