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Markesinis's German Law of Torts

By: Basil S Markesinis, John Bell, André Janssen
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Published: 03-10-2019
Format: Hardback
Edition: 5th
Extent: 728
ISBN: 9781509933198
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
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About Markesinis's German Law of Torts

Since its first appearance in 1986, this magisterial work has won uniform praise from many of the world's leading comparatists. It has been acclaimed by senior judges and has been cited by the courts of many countries. This new, substantially rewritten and systematically updated fifth edition of the work, contains over 95 leading judgments, most translated in their entirety, along with references to over 2,000 other decisions from Germany and the common law world. While the book remains an ideal tool for teaching comparative torts and comparative methodology, the fact that it has been extensively rewritten makes it an indispensable source of inspiration for those with a professional interest in tort litigation and tort law reform. This edition has paid particular attention to liability for internet activity, medical liability and the protection of personality rights and private life.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
I. A Bird's Eye View of the Organisation of the German Courts in Civil Matters
II. Style, Form and Content of Argument in the Judgments of the German Supreme Court
III. Some Preliminary Observations on the BGB in General and the Delict Provisions in Particular
IV. The Constitutionalisation of Private Law
V. Amending the Civil Code
VI. Bibliographical Survey
2. Breach of Protected Interests (§ 823 I BGB)
I. Introductory Remarks
II. The Rights and Interests Protected by § 823 I BGB
III. Unlawfulness and Fault
IV. The Duties of Care
V. Causation
4. Specific Areas of Liability Under the Code: Economic Loss and Products
I. Economic Loss
II. Liability for Untrue Statements Under § 824 BGB
III. Delictual Liability for Products
IV. Strict Liability?
V. The Fowl Pest Decision of 1968 and the Move from Contract to Delict
VI. The Various Forms of Product Liability
5. Liability for Others
I. The Tortious Liability for 'Employees': §§ 831, 278 BGB
II. The Escape into Contract: § 278 BGB
III. Liability Regimes in Labour Law
IV. Liability for those in Need of Supervision, Especially Children: § 832 BGB
6. Medical Liability
Colm McGrath
I. Introduction
II. The Doctrinal Basis of Medical Liability Claims
III. Types of Claim
IV. Procedural Indulgences
V. Extra-Judicial Alternatives
7. No-Fault Liability
I. German Approaches to No-Fault Liability
8. The Liability of Public Authorities
I. Liability Under § 839 BGB and Article 34 GG
II. No-Fault Liability of the Administration: Expropriation and Sacrificial Encroachment
9. The Law of Damages
I. Preliminary Observations
II. Personal Injury (Pecuniary Losses)
III. Personal Injury (Non-Pecuniary Losses)
IV. Ricochet Damage in the Context of Accidents
V. Interference with the General Right to One's Personality
VI. Damage to Property

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