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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


  • 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.