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Tort Law and other Legal Categories

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/9780198252368.003.0006
Tort Law and other Legal Categories

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This chapter discusses forms and sources of protection for economic interests that provide an alternative to the law of tort. It aims to provide an account of alternatives and examines their relationship with and their impact on the tort law. The main focus of the chapter is on other legal rules which play indispensable roles in providing legal protection for legal interests. These alternatives aimed at protecting economic interests include law of property, maritime law, law of trust and equitable principles, law of restitution, law of contract, defendant's interest in minimizing liability, self-help, and public law.

Keywords: protection; economic interests; alternative; legal rules; legal protection; property; maritime law; trust; restitution

Chapter.  39691 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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