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1.7.3 Other Warranty Law

Courts follow the same principles in interpreting non-UCC warranty law, giving greater protection to consumers than to commercial buyers.403 This principle is applied especially frequently in questions of tort law such as whether economic loss is recoverable.404

Footnotes

  • 403 {403} Rousseau v. K.N. Constr., Inc., 727 A.2d 190 (R.I. 1999) (consumers who deal with commercial entities should receive increased protection and an opportunity for recovery, so privity not a requirement in non-U.C.C. construction contract case).

  • 404 {404} See § 12.2.3, infra.