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Liability under Uncertainty: Allocating the Risk of Error

Ariel Porat and Alex Stein

in Tort Liability Under Uncertainty

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780198267973
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267973.003.0002
Liability under Uncertainty: Allocating the Risk of Error

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This chapter examines the general doctrine that determines the level of proof in civil trials and allocates the burdens of proof in cases of tort liability under uncertainty. It highlights the limitations and advantages of this general doctrine and determines special cases that should be governed by special proof of requirements. It analyses the functions of civil proof doctrine and compares three different rules by which factually uncertain cases can be adjudicated.

Keywords: tort liability; uncertainty; civil proof doctrine; civil trial; tort litigation

Chapter.  20635 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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