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Tort Law in the USA 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9789041151858
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041132963
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £87.00

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to how the legal dimension of prevention against harm and loss allocation is treated in the USA. This traditional branch of law not only tackles questions which concern every lawyer, whatever his legal expertise, but also concerns each person’s most fundamental rights on a worldwide scale.

Following a general introduction that probes the distinction between tort and crime and the relationship between tort and contract, the monograph describes how the concepts of fault and unlawfulness, and of duty of care and negligence, are dealt with in both the legislature and the courts. The book then proceeds to cover specific cases of liability, such as professional liability, liability of public bodies, abuse of rights, injury to reputation and privacy, vicarious liability, liability of parents and teachers, liability for handicapped persons, product liability, environmental liability, and liability connected with road and traffic accidents. Principles of causation, grounds of justification, limitations on recovery, assessment of damages and compensation, and the role of private insurance and social security are all closely considered.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for lawyers in the USA. Academics and researchers will also welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value not only as a contribution to comparative law but also as a stimulus to harmonization of the rules on tort.

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The Author List of Abbreviation General Introduction Selected Bibliography Part I. Liability for One’s Own Acts Chapter 1. General Principles Chapter 2. Specific Cases of Liability Chapter 3. Business Torts Part II. Liability for Acts of Others Chapter 1. Vicarious Liability Chapter 2. Liability of Parents, Teachers and Instructors (for Children, Minors, and Students) Chapter 3. Liability for Things and Animals Part III. Forms of Strict Liability Chapter 1. Road and Traffic Accidents Chapter 2. Product Liability Chapter 3. Liability for Service Chapter 4. Environmental Liability Chapter 5. Others Part IV. Defenses and Exception Clauses Chapter 1. Limitation of Action (Suspension and Interruption) Chapter 2. Grounds of Justification for Intentional Torts Chapter 3. Contributory Fault Chapter 4. Exemptions Part V. Causation Part VI. Remedies Chapter 1. General Principles Chapter 2. Kinds of Damages Chapter 3. Assessment and Compensation of Damages Chapter 4. Personal Injury and Death Chapter 5. Various Damages (Property) Chapter 6. Interference with Collateral Benefits Chapter 7. Other Remedies Index