The German Law of Torts

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Hart Publishing, 2002 M06 10 - 1050 pages
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Since its first appearance in 1986 this book has won uniform praise from many of the world's leading comparatists,has been acclaimed by senior judges and has been cited by the courts of many countries. This new edition of the work, substantially re-written and systematically up-dated, contains over 150 leading judgments, most translated in their entirety, along with references to over 2000 other decisions from Germany and the Common law world. While the book remains an ideal tool for teaching comparative torts and comparative methodology, the fact that it has been extensively rewritten and enlarged now also makes it an indispensable source of inspiration for those with a professional interest in tort litigation and tort reform.

Topics discussed include economic loss, psychiatric injury, wrongful birth, life and sterilisation cases, products liability, traffic accidents, accidents at work, environmental liability and compensation for personal injuries and death.


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Foreword to the Fourth Edition Prof Dr Walter Odersky
Foreword to the Fourth Edition The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley
Foreword to the Fourth Edition T H Bingham MR
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
1 Introduction
2 Liability under 823 I BGB
3 Liability for Others Labour Law and Stricter Forms of Liability
4 The Remaining Grounds of Liability in the Civil Code and the Law of Damages

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Sir Basil Markesinis, QC, LL.D. (Cantab.) DCL (Oxon) D. Iur h.c. (Ghent, Paris I (Sorbonne) and Munich), is Professor of Common and Civil Law at University College London and Jamail Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin.
Hannes Unberath, D.Phil. (Oxon.), M.Jur. (Oxon.), is Professor of Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

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