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The Limits Of Liability, Keeping The Floodgates Shut

The Limits Of Liability, Keeping The Floodgates Shut

The Limits Of Liability, Keeping The Floodgates Shut

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By Jaap Spier
Publish Date
06/01/2000
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Kluwer Law International
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Liability law is clearly expanding through an increasing number of strict liabilities, increasing claim-consciousness and higher amounts awarded.

This book puts forward a number of views on how modern tort law copes and should cope with these changes. It provides a brief overview of a broad range of legal systems. It describes the tools used to prevent the burden of liability law from becoming too heavy, such as causation, duty of care, caps and ceilings and ad hoc moderation.

Such an overview has never been available previously. Moreover, the authors not only elaborate on the law as it stands, but establish views on how to keep the floodgates shut in the future.

ISBN: 9789041101693
Pages: 176
SKU: 9041101691
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Limitation and Mitigation in German Tort Law Prof Dr. Christian v. Bar I Areas of German law in which the principle of full compensation is felt to be inappropriate II General principles of mitigation in German law III Preference of certain systems Direct and general limits on tort damages in the United States Dan B. Dobbs I General Principles II Limiting Compensatory Damages III Conclusion European tort law, Hellenic National Report K.D. Kerameus and Kl. Roussos I Introduction II Limitation of damages Mitigation of Damages under Austrian Law and Ideas for Future Regulations Helmut Koziol Introduction 1 The System of Austrian Law of Tort 2 Critical Presentation of Mitigation of Damages under Austrian Law 3 Trends and Suggestions for Future Regulations Tools to Control the Scope and Extent of Liability 1 Ceilings 2 Ad hoc mitigation 3 Circumstances to be imputed to the victim 4 Heads of non recoverable damages 5 Funds established either by industry or government 6 Schutzzweck 7 Duty of care 8 Apportionment 9 Schedules, scales and matrices 10 Thresholds 11 Adequate causation 12 The access to justice 13 Insurance provided by government and/or payment by treasury La moderation de la reparation du dommage dans Ie droit beige de la responsabilite civile extra-contractuelle Prof Dr. A. van Oevelen I Introduction II Le principe de la reparation integrale du dommage III Les consequences du principe de la reparation integrale du dommage IV Exceptions au principe de la reparation integrale du dommage VI L'interpretation large de la notion de dommage VII Moderation indirecte de I'etendue de l'indemnisation par l'application des regles concernant Ie lien de causalite? VIII Conclusion Keeping the Floodgates Shut: 'Mitigation' and 'Limitation' of Tort Liability in the English Common Law W. VH. Rogers Tenninology, Is there a principle or goal of full compensation? Fonnal Limitations upon Levels of Damages, Ad hoc mitigation? Joint and several liability, The assessment of damages Controlling the scope liability, The duty of care, Other control devices in the substantive law How to keep liability within reasonable limits? A brief outline of Dutch law J Spier I How to keep liability within reasonable limits? A brief outline of Dutch law III How to keep liability law within reasonable limits: observations Moderation et limitation des responsabilites et des indemnisations I Les tendances du droit franyais quant au probleme de la limitation des responsabilites et des indemnisations II Les orientations a envisager Determination et reduction de la reparation en droit Suisse Pierre Widmer I Le soi-disant principe de la reparation integrale II Facteurs d' exoneration et de reduction de lege lata et de lege ferenda III Autres aspects de la limitation de la reparation

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