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Leading Cases in the Common Law

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ISBN13: 9780198262992
ISBN: 019826299X
Published: September 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99



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Most of the essays in this collection have not been previously published, and those which have appeared previously have been re-written to make the collection read more coherently. It is centred upon the theme of the leading case, one where the judgment has established a long-lasting or far-reaching precedent in Common Law.

The author has selected a number of these cases in order to illustrate how the precedents established by the cases had little or nothing to do with the trials themselves.

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Subjects:
Legal History, General Interest
Contents:
Introduction.
The Study of Cases.
Politics and Law in Elizabethan England: Shelley's Case.
The Timeless Principles of Common Law: Keeble V. Hickeringill (1707).
Legal Science and Legal Absurdity: Jee v. Audley.
The Beauty of Obscurity Raffles v. Wickelhaus and Busch.
Victorian Judges and the Problems of Social Cost: Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company (1865).
Bursting Reservoirs and Victorian Tort Law: Rylands and Horrocks v. Fletcher (1868).
The Ideal of the Rule of Law: Regina v. Keyn (1876).
Quackery and Contract Law: Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Company (1893)