Monday, June 12, 2017

Legal Writing Problem Topic: Implied Warranty Disclaimers

If you’re looking for a new topic for a legal writing problem, you might consider implied warranties.

From the Hudson Cook Law blog, here’s a quick summary of the law:

However, when it comes to disclaiming implied warranties, state law (in most states) simplifies things by providing that a dealer can disclaim the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose by using the words "as is," "with all faults," or other language that, in common understanding, calls the buyer's attention to the exclusion of warranties and makes plain that there is no implied warranty. Even when a dealer uses these words, however, there are times when an implied warranty disclaimer may not be effective. . . .

The lesson here is that a disclaimer of implied warranties can be a strong defense, but only when it is not rendered ineffective by the dealer's conduct.

You can read more here.


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