Liability law is expanding in many countries and areas. While its expansion may seem beneficial in terms of remedying litigants' losses, this development is potentially worrisome. Expanding liability may affect the availability of useful goods and services and have a negative impact on insurability.
Those in various countries concerned with these potential negative effects have commenced researching techniques to keep liability law within reasonable and sustainable limits. This book uses eight sample cases, borrowed from the leading case law on the subject, to shed light on the techniques used to limit liability expansion in respective countries.
The topical nature of the subject and the comparative analysis make this a unique work of interest to academics, students, law-makers, and other practitioners concerned with the expansion of liability law.
Preliminary Observations. The Tilburg Hypotheticals.
- The Tilburg Hypotheticals in General.
- The `Auditor – Case'; H. Koziol.
- Comparative Report on Case 2; W.V. Horton Rogers.
- Comparative Law Report on Cases 3 and 4; J.F. Sinde Monteiro.
- Country Reports. Austria. Answers to the Hypotheticals under Austrian Law; H. Koziol.
- Belgian Report (Part 1); H. Cousy, A. van der Spikken.
- Belgian Report (Part 2); T. Vansweevelt. Questionnaire, Responses in the Context of English Law; W.V. Horton Rogers.
- France. Solutions proposées pour les differents cas pratiques imaginés par les auteurs du questionnaire: France; G. Viney.
- Germany: Antworten unter deutschem Recht; C. von Bar.
- Greece: Tort Liability in Particular Circumstances: Greece; K.D. Kerameus, K. Roussos.
- Italy: Answers to the Hypotheticals under Italian Law; F.D. Busnelli.
- The Netherlands: The Hypotheticals, Seen from a Dutch Perspective; J. Spier.
- Portugal: Portuguese Report, Responses to the Questionnaire; J.F. Sinde Monteiro.
- Sweden: Responses; B.W. Dufwa. Switzerland; P. Widmer.
- United States; D.B. Bobbs.