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The German Law of Torts

By: Basil S Markesinis, Hannes Unberath
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Published: 10-06-2002
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 1114
ISBN: 9781841132976
Imprint: Hart Publishing
RRP : £62.00
 

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About The German Law of Torts

Since its first appearance in 1986 this book has won uniform praise from many of the world's leading comparatists,has been acclaimed by senior judges and has been cited by the courts of many countries. This new edition of the work, substantially re-written and systematically up-dated, contains over 150 leading judgments, most translated in their entirety, along with references to over 2000 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 and enlarged now also makes it an indispensable source of inspiration for those with a professional interest in tort litigation and tort reform.

Topics discussed include economic loss, psychiatric injury, wrongful birth, life and sterilisation cases, products liability, traffic accidents, accidents at work, environmental liability and compensation for personal injuries and death.

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“Dies ist von Inhalt und Bedeutung her ein bemerkenswertes Werk.” –  Professor Dr. Michael Coester, Munchen, Neue Juristische Wochenschrift

“A marvelous book, an ambassador for German legal culture! We should be very, very grateful for it. It is understandable that the former president of the Federal Court of Justice, Walter Odersky, wrote such an appreciative, even grateful, foreword to the book: where else does German law find a platform with such a far-reaching, international impact? Contributing to this effect is the elegant language used by the authors, the lightness and vividness of which Germans should strive for as a model.” –  Bernhard Grossfeld, German Law Journal

“German tort law in English? That is the essence of this fascinating book, but it offers far more - even for the German reader. Not only the beginner, but also the advanced student will profit from this book far more than from some of the traditional explanations in German text books.” –  Prof. Dr. Michael Coester, Munich, Jura

“…this treatise deserves to be brought to the attention of anyone with an interest in German law, tort law, or comparative law. It is a comprehensive treatment of the subject in very readable prose.” –  Amber Lee Smith, LA County Law Library, International Journal of Legal Information

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