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Tort Law : Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Europe - Pierre Larouche

Tort Law

Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Europe


Published: 22nd January 2001
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This work is the complete version of the "Casebook on Tort Law", part of which was published in 1998 under the title "Tort Law: Scope of Protection". Additional subjects covered in this book include the tort/contract divide, causation, remedies, fault and unlawfulness, liability for others, and liability not based on fault as well as defences. It is part of the "Casebooks for the Common Law of Europe" series, developed for use throughout Europe and aimed at those who teach, learn or practise law with a comparative or European perspective. Readers should find leading cases, legislation and other materials from the legal traditions within Europe, with focus on English, French and German law as the main representatives of those traditions. Materials are chosen and ordered so as to foster comparative study, and complemented with annotations and comparative overviews prepared by a multinational team.

The authors do express the hope that the book will be used as teaching material in universities in order to familiarize future generations of lawyers with each others' legal systems and the inpact of European and international law. In my view, the book fully meets the objectives chosen by the authors. However, the use of this book should not be confined to the law school class rooms. It should find its way to present day legal practice as well, since the book contains a wealth of easily accessible high quality information on the major European tort law systems. In conclusion, this is a very important book of high quality. The authors have contributed greatly to European legal thought on tort law. Professor Dr Mark Wissink Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law February 2001 ...the book is beautifully presented,..., and the thousand or so pages of text so printed as to make the book very readable and so most comprehensible...a marvellous book...found the book very difficult to put down, it contains so much that is fascinating. The authors express the hope that the book will be used as teaching material in universities and other institutions throughout Europe. There can be no doubt that it will provide the most excellent material for that purpose, giving direct access to primary sources as well as providing, in the comparative overview which closes each section, a detached and scholarly assessment. But I very much hope that, in the United Kingdom at least, the legal profession, both the judges and the practising lawyers, will also take full advantage of the book to view their own law of torts in a comparative context and so to assist in its informed development. With books like this casebook,..., the cause of comparative law in this field has been immeasurably advanced, to the benefit of all legal systems in Europe - and indeed throughout the world Robert Goff International and Comparative Law Quarterly February 2001 Walter van Gerven, Jeremy Lever QC, and Pierre Larouche effectively collaborate to present the most complete version of the Casebook on Tort Law available to the general public today. Tort Law is a core addition for any professional or law school reference collection. The Review Editor Wisconsin Bookwatch June 2002

Guide to the reader
Table of frequently cited works
Table of abbreviations
Table of cases
Table of legislative instruments
Introductionp. 1
General Topics and General Approach of Tort Laws
Meaning of Tort Lawp. 13
Functions of Tort Lawp. 18
Tort and Contractp. 32
The Approach of Tort Laws in Generalp. 44
Comparative Overviewp. 69
Scope of Protection
Protection of Life, Physical Integrity, Health and Freedomp. 77
Protection of Personality Rights and Privacyp. 141
Protection of Ownership and Property Rightsp. 169
Protection of Economic Interestsp. 208
Protection of Collective Interestsp. 248
Liability for One's Own Conduct
Acts and Omissionsp. 280
Wrongfulnessp. 300
Conduct of Public Authoritiesp. 358
The General Approachp. 395
Establishment of Causal Linkp. 427
Issues Relating to the Sequence of Eventsp. 428
Multiple Tortfeasors and Multiple Causesp. 430
Comparative Overviewp. 452
Liability for the Conduct of Others
Liability for Harm Caused by Employeesp. 467
Other Regimes of Liability for Othersp. 514
Comparative Overviewp. 522
Liability not Based on Conduct
General Approachp. 539
Liability for Accidentsp. 582
Product Liabilityp. 598
From Liability between Neighbours to Environmental Liabilityp. 683
Contributory Faultp. 689
Assumption of Riskp. 728
Illegalityp. 729
Comparative Overviewp. 729
The Purposes of an Award in Tortp. 740
The Principle of Full Reparationp. 770
Form of Compensation and Assessment of Future Damagep. 816
Loss of or Damage to Propertyp. 845
Compensation: Personal Injury and Deathp. 846
Other Remediesp. 847
Comparative Overviewp. 868
Impact of Supranational and International Law
Case-Law of the European Court of Justicep. 889
Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rightsp. 931
Case-Law of International Courts and Arbitral Tribunalsp. 945
Impact of Supranational and International Tort Rules on Domestic Lawsp. 946
Subject-matter indexp. 957
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ISBN: 9781841131399
ISBN-10: 1841131393
Series: Common Law of Europe Casebooks
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1020
Published: 22nd January 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.4  x 5.4
Weight (kg): 1.73
Edition Number: 1