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Author Steel, Sandy, author

Title Proof of causation in tort law / Sandy Steel
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 120
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996) ; 120.
Contents Causal concepts and causal questions in tort law -- Proof of causation: general rules -- Justifying proof of causation -- Defendant indeterminacy : full liability and proportional liability -- Full liability beyond defendant indeterminacy -- Probabilistic liability
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT BMBF-Statusseminar gnd
Subject Proximate cause (Law) -- Great Britain
Proximate cause (Law) -- Germany
Proximate cause (Law) -- France
Torts -- Great Britain
Torts -- Germany
Torts -- France
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Proximate cause (Law)
Unerlaubte Handlung
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781316384671