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Foundations

Peter Cane

in Tort Law and Economic Interests

Published in print May 1991 | ISBN: 9780198252368
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252368.003.0001
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This book aims to take a closer look at the law of tort to pinpoint in what ways and under what circumstances the tort law protects and vindicates economic interests. It involves a number of unorthodox moves. The first one is that the book abandons the expository division of torts into international torts, torts requiring negligence, and torts of strict liability. This is done to provide an examination of the way law deals with economic interests. The book also involves abandonment of the expository division of the law into discrete torts to create a better discussion on the law of torts in terms of invaded interest. It also focuses on the tangible property as economic interests. In addition, the book aims to place tort law in a wider context by considering issues that revolve around the relationship of insurance and tort liability, tort law and other bodies of law which protect economic interests, and non-judicial means of protecting economic interests.

Keywords: tort law; economic interests; invaded interest; insurance; protect; tort liability

Chapter.  7312 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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