A Theory of Strict Liability

  title={A Theory of Strict Liability},
  author={Richard A. Epstein},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={151 - 204}
  • R. Epstein
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
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