In this Article, the authors propose that courts recognize an enterprise liability applicable to persons injured on the premises of supermarkets. In contrast to strict products liability, victim compensation under their proposal would not turn on whether the supermarket's premises could be characterized as dangerously defective. Instead, the proposed doctrine would impose a strict enterprise liability for personal injuries arising out of the use of the supermarket's premises by entrants on those premises. The resulting doctrine would avoid the intractable - and litigation producing - defect problem, while holding down costs - and litigation - by limiting recoverable damages.
Virginia E. Nolan & Edmund Ursin,
An Enterprise (No-Fault) Liability Suitable for Judicial Adoption - With a "Draft Judicial Opinion",
San Diego L. Rev.
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