August 04, 2020 Article

Product Liability 101 in Canada: What to Know about Litigating Claims North of the Border

There are important differences in the ways in which product liability claims are handled in the United States and Canada—most notably, Canada’s rejection of the strict liability principle.

By Stefanie A. Holland

Despite that Canada and the U.S. are close neighbors, there are some profound differences between the governing law and procedural rules that apply to product liability disputes. An understanding of some of these important features of Canadian product liability law can assist with developing a winning strategy in the event a U.S. litigant is forced to resolve a dispute in a Canadian court. This article highlights some of these important aspects that Canadian courts have adopted to govern product liability claims.

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