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Vicarious liability in tort : a comparative perspective

Author: Paula Giliker
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vicarious liability is controversial: a principle of strict liability in an area dominated by fault-based liability. By making an innocent party pay compensation for the torts of another, it can also appear unjust. Yet it is a principle found in all Western legal systems, be they civil law or common law. Despite uncertainty as to its justifications, it is accepted as necessary. In our modern global economy, we are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Giliker, Paula.
Vicarious liability in tort.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010017639
(OCoLC)614987640
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Giliker
ISBN: 9780511909764 0511909764
OCLC Number: 693771815
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 280 pages).
Contents: What is vicarious liability? --
Establishing a general framework for liability --
The employer/employee relationship : identifying the contract of employment --
Special difficulties : borrowed employees and temporary workers --
Other relationships giving rise to liability --
Acting in the course of one's employment/functions/assigned tasks : determining the scope of vicarious liability --
Parental liability for the torts of their children : a new form of vicarious liability? --
Understanding vicarious liability : reconciling policy and principle --
A postscript : a harmonised European law of vicarious liability?
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law.
Responsibility: Paula Giliker.

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A detailed examination of the principle of vicarious liability in tort in both common and civil law legal systems.  Read more...

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