Liaiblity for Defective Products in the Soviet Union: Socialist Law Versus Soviet Reality

Ottley, Bruce L., Jin, Younghee | January 1, 1988

This Perspective examines the role of the Soviet legal system in improving the quality of industrial and consumer products.15 After discussing the laws governing the quality of goods and the remedies for defective products,16 the effectiveness of these laws in providing incentives for producing quality goods will be assessed. This Perspective demonstrates that while the socialist law of the USSR provides the tools for assuring product quality, these laws will not be successful until the Soviet Union deals with the more basic realities of its economic and legal systems.