In order to contribute to a better understanding of natural causation, which is a central concept in civil law, the present book offers a large collection of leading cases from 25 European countries and from the Court of Justice of the European Community. Each case is shortly summarised and commented on. Further, an important number of cases collected are resolved according to the recently published ‘Principles of European Tort Law’.
Author: Benedict Winiger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2012-01-01
With an emerging ius commune in the field of tort law, the extensive range of experiences derived from national court practice on the basis of prior laws will in certain respects be of comparatively less importance. A major lacuna is thus apparent: While publications of court decisions and databases exist, none provide access to a comparative selection of recurring issues in the various European legal systems. Along the lines of the previous Digest project on Causation, this study covers another key element of tort law – damage. The publication contains a systematic selection of cases from 27 countries across Europe in addition to ECJ case-law, with each case benefiting from an analysis and commentary from a national and, where appropriate, a comparative perspective. Further, the impact of these rulings on a future European law of torts is highlighted. Finally, the publication also looks into how key cases would be resolved under unified European tort law drafts. The object of the study is thus to bridge domestic case-law with the new body of uniform tort law thus facilitating the continuity of legal development in Europe.
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Currently, China is drafting its new Civil Code. Against this background, the Chinese legal community has shown a growing interest in various legal and legislative ideas from around the world. "Towards a Chinese Civil Code" aims at providing the necessary historical and comparative legal perspectives. The book addresses the following topics: property law, contract law, tort law and civil procedure.
Author: Oliver Dörr
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Das Handbuch bietet erstmals eine systematische Darstellung der Staatshaftungssysteme in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten sowie in der Schweiz und der Türkei. Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede in den verschiedenen Rechtsordnungen der europäischen Staaten werden aufgezeigt, in den Kontext des Unionsrechts gestellt und Ansätze für ein künftig einheitliches Staatshaftungsrecht skizziert. Das Werk enthält zum einen mehr als zwanzig Berichte über die Staatshaftungsregimes in den Einzelstaaten; zum anderen erläutert ein übergreifender Sachbericht den gesamteuropäischen Kontext und zieht vergleichende Schlussfolgerungen zu den einzelnen Sachthemen. Aus der Zusammenschau der nationalen Staatshaftungssysteme mit dem Stand der richterrechtlich entwickelten Unionshaftung wird das Staatshaftungsrecht in der EU umfassend analysiert sowie seine Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten auf der Grundlage allgemeiner Rechtsgrundsätze bestimmt.
Die mit der fortschreitenden europäischen Integration verbundene Übertragung nationaler Hoheitsbefugnisse auf die EU führt zwangsläufig zu vermehrten Eingriffen der Unionsorgane in die Rechtssphäre der Bürger. Die Frage des Rechtsschutzes in Form von Schadenersatzansprüchen bei rechtswidrigen Eingriffen gewinnt daher zunehmend an Bedeutung. Ausgehend von der Haftungsnorm des Art. 340 Abs. 2 AEUV entwickelt Anna-Zoe Steiner ein allgemeines Haftungsmodell unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der hierzu ergangenen Rechtsprechung. Besonderes Augenmerk legt sie dabei auf die Untersuchung der systemati...
Author: Sandy Steel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-09-11
Causation is a foundational concept in tort law: in claims for compensation, a claimant must demonstrate that the defendant was a cause of the injury suffered in order for compensation to be awarded. Proof of Causation in Tort Law provides a critical, comparative and theoretical analysis of the general proof rules of causation underlying the tort laws of England, Germany and France, as well as the exceptional departures from these rules which each system has made. Exploring the different approaches to uncertainty over causation in tort law, Sandy Steel defends the justifiability of some of these exceptions, and categorises and examines the kinds of exceptional rules suggested by the case law and literature. Critically engaged with both the theoretical literature and current legal doctrine, this book will be of interest to private law scholars, judges and legal practitioners.
Author: Willem H. van Boom
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2014-10-14
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the legal aspects of mass torts in Europe. This volume offers both a review of real-life cases of mass tort in Europe and an in-depth reflection on the broader implications of mass tort law. Thus, the challenges posed by mass torts are explored, mapped and analysed.
Author: Cees van Dam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-03-21
This textbook provides insight into the differences, commonalities and mutual influece of the tort law systems of various European jurisdictions, bringing together national tort law, comparative law, EU law, and human rights law.
Author: Dan Malika Gunasekera
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2010
This book deals with the liability conventions brought into existence by the International Maritime Organization and concentrates on the newly adopted instrument dealing with bunker oil pollution as an area of great concern for every stakeholder involved in shipping business. The work covers a wide spectrum ranging from the Convention itself to its scope of application, liable and aggrieved parties, jurisdiction, requirements of liability and admissibility of claims, defences and exoneration from liability. It addresses many areas of interest and of importance to international and national legal advisors, lawyers, law students and anyone interested in the relevant field such as shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers, ship personnel and associated contractors and sub-contractors.
Author: Paula Giliker
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-27
The Research Handbook on EU Tort Law focuses on the study of the law of tort/delict/non-contractual liability of the European Union and examines the institutional liability of the EU, Francovich liability, and liability arising from a variety of EU secondary legislation (directives/regulations). The impact of EU tort law on national legal systems is wide-ranging, covering areas such as consumer law, competition law, data protection law, employment law, insurance law and financial services law. It also discusses the potential development of a European culture of tort law and harmonisation. This comprehensive Research Handbook contains contributions from leading authors in their field, representing a cross-section of European jurisdictions. It offers an authoritative reference point for academics, students and practitioners studying or working in this field, but one which is also accessible for those approaching the subject for the first time.
Author: Miquel Martín-Casals
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-11-19
This discussion of causal uncertainty in tort liability adopts a comparative approach in order to highlight the important normative, epistemological and procedural implications of the various proposed solutions. Occupying a middle ground between the legal perspective and the philosophical views that are at stake when it comes to the resolution of tort law cases in a context of causal uncertainty, the arguments will be of great interest to legal scholars, legal philosophers and advanced tort law students.
Author: Thomas Henninger
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Civil law
Thomas Henninger erarbeitet rechtsvergleichend methodische Prinzipien des Europaischen Privatrechts. Er untersucht zunachst die existierenden Methodenlehren in den wichtigsten Landern Europas und am EuGH. Durch den Vergleich der deutschsprachigen, romanischen, angloamerikanischen, skandinavischen und osteuropaischen Rechtsordnungen entsteht ein Gesamtbild der Methodenlehre des Privatrechts in Europa. Daraufhin arbeitet der Autor die gemeinsamen Prinzipien einer Methodenlehre der europaischen Privatrechte heraus und stellt Losungsansatze fur eine europaische Methodenlehre des Privatrechts vor. Der Vergleich der Methode kontinentaler Zivilrechtskodifikationen mit der prajudiziengestutzten Fallrechtsmethodik in England steht dabei im Zentrum. Das Buch bietet so eine rechtsvergleichende Einfuhrung in das methodische Denken in Europa und einen Beitrag zur Diskussion um die Europaisierung des Privatrechts.
Author: Paula Giliker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Tort law is often regarded as the clearest example of traditional common law reasoning. Yet, in the past 40 years, the common law of England and Wales has been subject to European influences as a result of the introduction of the European Communities Act 1972 and, more recently, the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in October 2000. EU Directives have led to changes to the law relating to product liability, health and safety in the workplace, and defamation, while Francovich liability introduces a new tort imposing State liability for breach of EU law. The 1998 Act has led to developments in privacy law and made the courts reconsider their approach to public authority liability and freedom of expression in defamation law. This book explores how English tort law has changed as a result of Europeanisation - broadly defined as the influence of European Union and European human rights law. It also analyses how this influence has impacted on traditional common law reasoning. Has Europeanisation led to changes to the common law legal tradition or has the latter proved more resistant to change than might have been expected?
Author: Colm O'Cinneide
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2010-02-04
The Current Legal Problems lecture series and annual volume was established around sixty years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and has long been recognized as a major reference point for legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal scholarship opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments of law. Contributions to the 62nd volume in the series include a comparative analysis of UK and US responses to terrorism, a discussion of the current legal solutions to the issue of cohabitation, an analysis of the broadening scope of risk regulation, and essays on subjects as diverse as media regulation, art and law, and abstraction and equality.