Lecture Two—Developments at Home

Tony Weir

in Economic Torts

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780198265931
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683008 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Law Lectures

Lecture Two—Developments at Home

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This lecture looks at the different developments of tort law in England, looking particularly at the cases of Sam Weller and Allen v. Flood. It maintains that a person who deliberately causes economic harm to another should be liable only if he uses wrongful means to effect his object. Persuading the target's contractor to break his contract with the target constitutes wrongful means, the contractor's conduct being the means to the end.

Keywords: House of Lords; tort law; economic harm; England; Sam Weller; Allen v. Flood

Chapter.  10725 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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