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Foundations of private law : property, tort, contract, unjust enrichment

Author: James Gordley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foundations of Private Law is a treatise on the Western law of property, contract, tort and unjust enrichment in both common law and civil law systems. It describes the doctrines that govern these  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gordley
ISBN: 9780199227662 0199227667 9780199291670 0199291675
OCLC Number: 255771620
Description: 481 Seiten ; 25 cm
Contents: Basic principles --
Differences among legal systems --
Possession and ownership --
The extent of the right to use property : nuisance, troubles de voisinage and Immissionenrecht --
Private modification of the right to use property : servitudes --
Rights annexed to the use of property : the case of water rights --
Loss of resources without the owner's consent : necessity and adverse possession --
Acquisition of resources without a prior owner's consent : minerals, capture, found property --
The structure of the modern civil and common law of torts --
The defendant's conduct : intent, negligence, strict liability --
Liability in tort for harm to reputation, dignity, privacy, and 'personality' --
Liability in tort for pure economic loss --
Promises --
Mistake --
Impossibility and unexpected circumstances --
Promises to make a gift --
Promises to exchange --
Liability for breach of contract --
The principle against unjustified enrichment --
Restitution without enrichment? --
Remedies in restitution.
Responsibility: James Gordley.
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