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Product Regulation & Liability

May 11 2017
Martin Foerster Supreme Court decision on warranty claims leaves consumers puzzled

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz

The Supreme Court recently ruled on a case where the cost to repair a defective product far exceeded the value of the goods in question. In its decision, the court determined that existing Austrian law on warranty claims can (and must) be construed in line with European Court of Justice case law on the EU Consumer Sales Directive. While ending an academic debate, the decision is bound to spark disputes between sellers of defective products and their counterparts.

Author: Martin Foerster
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