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Foundations of the law of tort

Author: Glanville Llewelyn Williams; B A Hepple
Publisher: London : Butterworths, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Outlines and syllabi
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glanville Llewelyn Williams; B A Hepple
ISBN: 0406683840 9780406683847 0406683859 9780406683854
OCLC Number: 2463830
Description: xv, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1: The scope and function of tort --
The meaning of "tort" --
The overlap between tort and crime --
The action for damages adn other civil remedies --
Extra-judicial remedies --
Tort and breach of contract --
Tort and equitable wrongs --
Tort and quasi-contract --
Claims for statutory compensation --
Summary of the definition of tort --
The aims of the law of tort --
2: The ghost story --
Old rules to the forms of action --
The abolition of the forms of action --
The influence of hte forms of action on legal categories --
Their surviving importance in pleading --
The action of trespass --
The action upon the case --
The element of fault in trespass --
The burden of proof --
3: Damage --
Damage and injury --
Nominal damages and the forms of action --
General and special damages --
Injunctions --
Aims of damages: the case of exemplary damages --
Compensation for personal injury and death --
Glossary --
4: Fault --
The forms of fault: intention, recklessness and inadvertent negligence --
Negligence as an independent tort --
Negligence as a conflict of values --
The standard of the reasonable man --
Negligence and strict statutory duties --
Negligence and nuisance --
Hazards and strict liability --
Vicarious liability --
An evaluation of the fault principle --
5: Insurance --
Social justification --
Intentional torts an exception --
Limits of liability insurance --
Types of liability insurance --
Compulsory insurance --
Third-party rights --
Failure to insure --
The Motor Insurers' Bureau --
The gaps that remain --
The effect of liability insurance on the law of tort --
The effect of insurance on the bringing of actions --
Evaluation --
6: Tort and administrative law --
Industrial injuries --
No-fault insurance for automobile accidents in Canada and the U.S.A. --
Comprehensive social insurance --
New Zealand and Australia --
Market deterrence --
Administrative sanctions --
Residual role of tort law --
Appendix: further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Glanville Williams, B.A. Hepple.

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