<i>Victorian Judges and the Problem of Social Cost:</i> Tipping <i>v</i>. St Helen's Smelting Company (<i>1865</i>)

A. W. Brian Simpson

in Leading Cases in the Common Law

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780198262992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682438 | DOI:
Victorian Judges and the Problem of Social Cost: Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company (1865)

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This chapter discusses the case of Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company. The case presented the courts with an opportunity to settle, so far as tort law was concerned, the response of the classical common law to what has come to be called the problem of social cost.

Keywords: common law; social cost; tort law

Chapter.  17395 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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