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Title Perspectives on causation / edited by Richard Goldberg
Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2011

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Description xxx, 447 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Causation / Rt. Hon. Lord Hoffmann -- Risky business : causation in asbestos cancer cases (and beyond?) / Joseph Sanders -- Developing causal doctrine / Martin Hogg -- Causation, politics and law : the English--and Scottish--asbestos saga / Jonathan Morgan -- Inferring cause in fact and the search for legal 'truth' / Russel Brown -- Causation on French law : pragmatism and policy / Duncan Fairgrieve and Florence G'sell-Macrez -- The role of scientific and statistical evidence in assessing causality / A Philip Dawid -- Using scientific evidence to resolve causation problems in product liability : US, UK and French perspectives / Richard Goldberg -- Biostatistics and causation in medicinal product liability suits / Peter Feldschreiber, Leigh-Ann Mulcahy and Simon Day -- Proving causation : probability versus belief / Richard W. Wright -- Liability for future harm / Ariel Porat and Alex Stein -- Scientific and medical evidence in causation decisions : the Australian experience / Ian Freckelton -- The challenge of developing science for the law of torts / Carl F. Cranor -- The NESS account of natural causation : a response to criticisms / Richard W. Wright -- NESS for beginners / Chris Miller -- The MMTS analysis of causation / Horacio Spector -- Causing the behaviour of others and other causal mixtures / Roderick Bagshaw -- Law's approach to harm in the context of scientific uncertainty : observations from the perspectives of precaution and indeterminate causation / John Paterson
Summary "The chapters in this volume arise from a conference held at The University of Aberdeen concerning the law of causation in the UK, Commonwealth countries and the USA. The distinguished group of international experts who have contributed to this book examine the ways in which legal doctrine in causation is developing, and how British law should seek to influence and be influenced by developments in other countries"--P. [i]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Proximate cause (Law) -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Proximate cause (Law) -- United States -- Congresses.
Proximate cause (Law) -- Commonwealth countries -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Goldberg, Richard, 1967-
ISBN 9781849460866 (hbk.)
1849460868 (hbk.)