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The Province and Aims of Tort Law

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/9780198252368.003.0010
The Province and Aims of Tort Law

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The common law of tort may be conceived as a loose federation of causes of action sharing certain common aims. In the preceding chapters it has been shown that economic interests do not constitute a small enclave within the whole territory of tort, but rather they belong to large and several components of the tort federation. This chapter aims to draw together the loose ends of the earlier discussions by examining the province of tort law rather than its internal geography, and by discussing the aims which tort law seeks to achieve in protecting property and economic interests.

Keywords: tort; property interest; economic interests

Chapter.  24059 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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