Chapter

Collective Liability

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/9780198267973.003.0006
Collective Liability

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This chapter examines collective liability in relation to tort liability under uncertainty. It explains that collective liability can be used as a vehicle for preventing wrongdoers from causing damage and seeking refuge in the shadows of uncertainty. It can also provide tort victims with appropriate compensatory remedies and it is recognized under three legal doctrines in the United States. It explains how these American doctrines relate to the doctrine of evidential damage.

Keywords: collective liability; tort liability; uncertainty; damage; compensatory remedies; legal doctrines; United States; evidential damage

Chapter.  14245 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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