DES and a Proposed Theory of Enterprise Liability

October 1, 2014

To commemorate our founding in 1914, the Board of Editors has selected six influential pieces published by the Law Review over the past 100 years and will republish one piece in each issue.

The first piece selected by the Board is DES and a Proposed Theory of Enterprise Liability. This Comment, written in 1978 by Fordham Law Review staff member Naomi Sheiner, helped to pioneer the concept of enterprise liability. It has been cited by nearly 250 scholarly articles and in more than 100 cases, including Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, 607 P.2d 924 (Cal. 1980), the leading case on the subject.

As the Volume 83 Staff begins the note writing process, Ms. Sheiner’s work illustrates how much a student note can accomplish.

October 2014

No. 1