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Absence of Basis

Peter Birks.

in Unjust Enrichment

January 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 14666 words.

Every enrichment comes about either with or without the participation of the claimant. Non-participatory transfers are those over which the claimant has no control, as where a pickpocket...

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Access to Civil Justice

Roderick A. Macdonald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Law; Civil Law. 12628 words.

This article discusses the process of empirical research on access to justice, explaining the procedure from data collection to analysis. Research into access to justice finds ways to...

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Accessories

Robert Stevens.

in Torts and Rights

September 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 4834 words.

The rule in Lumley v Gye is best explained on the basis that contractual rights carry with them a secondary right good against the rest of the world that they do not induce its...

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The Acquisition of Property Interests

Peter Birks.

in The Law of Property

March 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 5953 words.

There are a number of different interests which can exist or be created in property. Most things (or at least their components) already exist and their acquisition involves some form of...

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Actio iniuriarum

Reinhard Zimmermann.

in The Law of Obligations

August 1996; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 26007 words.

This chapter deals with the actio iniuriarum or the infringements of personality rights. The first section sketches the early history of iniuria. As one of the requirements for the Aquilian...

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Administrative Compensation: Brave New World?

Carol Harlow.

in State Liability

July 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 12748 words.

This chapter deals with administrative compensation. The lecture explores the tangled relationships between liability, damages, and compensation. It argues that the failure to distinguish...

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Administrative Methods of Protecting Economic Interests

Peter Cane.

in Tort Law and Economic Interests

May 1991; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 19363 words.

In the preceding chapter, the mechanisms for protecting economic interests were procedures for dealing retrospectively with bilateral disputes concerning the civil law rights and...

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AGENCY

Francis Reynolds.

in English Private Law

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law; Company and Commercial Law. 34268 words.

The law of agency deals with situations where one person acts for another. This chapter discusses the formation of agency; the external effects of agency; the agent and third parties; the...

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Aliens, Illegals, Wetbacks, and Anchor Babies

Steven W. Bender.

in Mea Culpa

January 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 8385 words.

Chapter 3 details how we regard undocumented immigrants as menacing subhumans and accordingly imperil them through restrictive immigration laws and practices that aim to repel and intercept...

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Alleviating Mistakes

E. Allan Farnsworth.

September 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Civil Law. 232 pages.

This book examines the legal issues that arise when we seek to avoid the untoward consequences of an action by claiming that our perception was flawed. We all make mistakes: we might...

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