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Tort Law of the European Community

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Edited by: Helmut Koziol, Reiner Schulze

ISBN13: 9783211999233
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This publication deals with the European dimension of tort law. It provides a critical analysis of the acquis communautaire, asking if and to what extent the provisions and case law in the field of tort law are based on a conclusive system and are in accord with the national legal systems. It thus evaluates whether the acquis communautaire form the beginning of a comprehensive and coherent EC tort law or if the single directives and regulations are contradictory and lack a general concept that is yet to be found. To gain an overview of 'EC Tort Law' certain provisions and decisions were analysed by a group of authors under thirteen elements that form the basis of tort law e.g. fault/strict liability, causation, damage, damages and limitation of actions. An analysis of these aspects was then undertaken by another group of authors each focusing on their respective legal families within the European Union. The publication also contains a section on terminological issues in EC tort law.

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Tort Law, EU Law
Aims and Scope (Denis N. Kelliher).- Damage (Antoni Vaquer).- Causation (Isabelle C. Durant).- Fault Liability (Meinhard Lukas).- Environmental Liability (Monika Hinteregger).- Is European Product Liability Harmonised? (Geraint Howells).- Other Strict Liabilities (Bernhard A. Koch).- Liability for Others (Miquel Martin-Casals/Josep Sole Feliu).- Non-contractual Liability in Damages of Member States for Breach of Community Law (Robert Rebhahn).- Community Liability (Luisa Antoniolli).- The Nature and Assessment of Damages (Ken Oliphant).- Limitations of Liability under EC Tort Law (Ulrich Magnus).- Limitation Periods in EC Law (Andre Pereira).- Terminology (Martin Weitenberg).- Overview (Mark Wissink).- Nature and Assessment of Damages (Ken Oliphant).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the English Law (W.V.H. Rogers).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the Romanic Legal Family (Stefano Troiano).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the German Legal Family (Thomas Kadner Graziano/Christoph Oertel).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the Scandinavian Legal Family (Bjarte Askeland/Vibe Ulfbeck).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the Eastern-European legal family (Lubos Tichy).- A"EC Tort LawA" and the Principles of European Tort Law (Pierre Widmer).- Comparative Report (Markus Kellner).- Conclusio (Helmut Koziol/Reiner Schulze).- Table of Legislation and Principles.- Table of Case Law.- Index.- Publications.