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Terrorism, Tort Law and Insurance

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Edited by: Bernard A. Koch

ISBN13: 9783211018675
ISBN: 3211018670
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Paperback
Price: POA



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The tragic events of September 11th, 2001, have stirred international debate on how to cope with losses that terrorist acts inflict upon individuals and businesses. While tort law offers several possible responses to this question, insurers, funds and ad hoc legislation often step in as well. This volume brings together renowned tort law experts from Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, who examine compensation for victims of terrorism in their respective jurisdictions. Contributions from the U.S. also address procedural problems of mass tort litigation and present the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Further contributions include a survey of liability insurance issues as well as an economic analysis of possible solutions. The book is concluded by a comparative analysis and an assessment of legal policy issues.

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Contents:
From the contents: Definition of Terrorism; Questionnaire; Country Reports: B.A. Koch/H. Koziol: Austria; O. Moreteau/F. Lafay: France; U. Magnus: Germany; A. Zaccaria: Italy; J. Neethling: South Africa; M. Martin Casals/J. Ribot: Spain; B. Bengtsson: Sweden; Th. Lortscher/C. Parizzi/S. Gutzwiller: Switzerland; C. Walker: United Kingdom; K.S. Abraham: U.S.A; Special Reports: K.P. Hilliard: Civil Litigation Arising out of the WTC Attacks; P.S. Woodin: The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001; L.S. Mullenix: Developments in the Procedural Means for Resolution of Mass Tort Litigation in the United States; General Reports: I. Gilead: Liability and Insurance in Cases of Damage caused by Terrorist Attacks - Economic Analysis; Ch. Lahnstein: Liability insurance for acts of terrorism; B.A. Koch/St. Strahwald: Compensation Schemes for Victims of Terrorism; B.A. Koch: Comparative Analysis of Liability for Acts of Terrorism; H. Koziol: Conclusions; Index.