Foundations of tort law /

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Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Description:ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:Interdisciplinary readers in law
Interdisciplinary readers in law.
Subject:Torts -- United States.
Torts -- Economic aspects.
Responsabilité civile -- États-Unis.
Responsabilité civile -- Aspect économique.
Torts -- Economic aspects.
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Unerlaubte Handlung
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Levmore, Saul, editor.
Coase, R. H. (Ronald Harry)
Posner, Richard A.
Priest, George L., 1947-
Sykes, A. O.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • I. Torts and Bargains
  • The Problem of Social Cost
  • When Does the Rule of Liability Matter?
  • Consumption Theory, Production Theory, and Ideology in the Case Theorem
  • II. The Role of Fault
  • Killing or Wounding to Protect a Property Interest
  • Fairness and Utility in Tort Theory
  • The Concept of Corrective Justice in Recent Theories of Tort Law
  • The Rethinking Comparative Law: Variety and Uniformity in Ancient and Modern Tort Law
  • Tort Law and the Economy in Nineteenth-Century America: Reinterpretation
  • Some Effects of Uncertainty on Compliance with Legal Standards
  • III. The Requirement of Causation
  • Remarks on Causation and Liability
  • Property, Wrongfulness and the Duty to Compensate
  • Probabilistic Recoveries, Restitution, and Recurring Wrongs
  • Economic Loss In Tort
  • Women, Mothers, and the Law of Fright: A History
  • VI. The Lawyer's Role
  • Untaken Precautions
  • Opting for the British Rule, or If Posner and Shavell Can't Remember the Coase Theorem, Who Will?
  • A Market in Personal Injury Tort Claims
  • V. Liability Arising out of the Workplace
  • The Boundaries of Vicarious Liability: An Economic Analysis
  • Comment--The Creation of a Common-Law Rule: The Fellow Servant Rule, 1837-1860
  • Social Change and the Law of Industrial Accidents, Lawrence
  • VI. Omissions and Commissions
  • Waiting for Rescue: An Essay on the Evolution and Incentive Structure of the Law off Affirmative Obligations
  • Lawyer's Primer on Feminist Theory and Tort
  • The Case for a Duty to Rescue
  • VII. Tort Liability and Other Means of Social Control
  • Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral
  • A Critique of Economic and Sociological Theories of Social Control
  • The Social Consequences of Common-Law Rules
  • VIII. Insurance, No-Fault, and Tort Reform
  • The Current Insurance Crisis and Modern Tort Law
  • Incentive Issues in the Design of "No-Fault" Compenstion Systems
  • Proposals for Products Liability Reform: A Theoretical Synthesis
  • Some Reflections on the Process of Tort Reform
  • In the Shadow of the Legislature: The Common Law in the Age of the New Public Law