European Tort Law 2007H. Koziol/B.C. Steininger (eds.)
European Tort Law 2008

Tort and Insurance Law, Yearbook
Vienna/New York: Springer 2009
720 p. ISBN 978-3-211-92797-7

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The European Tort Law Yearbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in tort law in Europe. It contains reports on most EU Member States and also provides contributions from Norway and Switzerland. Furthermore, an overview of the developments in the field of EU law is provided. In conclusion, a comparative summary reviews the essential aspects of all reports, which are written by scholars from the respective jurisdictions. Focusing on the year 2008, the authors critically report on important court decisions, present new legislation and provide a literature overview. In addition to the national reports, the European Tort Law 2008 Yearbook contains the opening lecture of the 8th Annual Conference on European Tort Law as well as four essays on questions of burden of proof.

Contents and Contributors

Opening Lecture:
Michele Graziadei: What went wrong? Tort law, personal responsibility, expectations of proper care and compensation

Vibe Ulfbeck and Marie-Louise Holle: Tort Law and Burden of Proof – Comparative Aspects. A Special Case for Enterprise Liability?
Ivo Giesen: The Burden of Proof and other Procedural Devices in Tort Law
Ernst Karner: The Function of the Burden of Proof in Tort Law
Richard W. Wright: Proving Facts: Belief versus Probability

Country Reports
B.C. Steininger: Austria
I.C. Durant: Belgium
V. Tokushev: Bulgaria
J. Hrádek: Czech Republic
S. Bergenser: Denmark
K. Oliphant: England and Wales
J. Lahe/I. Kull: Estonia
S. Hakalehto-Wainio: Finland
O. Moréteau: France
F. Wagner-von Papp/J. Fedtke: Germany
E. Dacoronia: Greece
A. Menyhárd: Hungary
E. Quill: Ireland
E. Navarretta/E. Bargelli: Italy
A. Bitãns: Latvia
H. Gabartas/L. Saltinyte: Lithuania
G. Caruana Demajo/L.Quintano/D. Zammit: Malta
M. Faure/T. Hartlief: The Netherlands
A.M. Anfinsen/B. Askeland: Norway
E. Baginska: Poland
A. G. Dias Pereira: Portugal
C. Alunaru/L. Bojin: Romania
A. Dulak: Slovakia
R. Lampe: Slovenia
J. Ribot/A. Ruda: Spain
H. Andersson: Sweden
P. Loser: Switzerland
D. Hinghofer-Szalkay/B. A. Koch: European Union
K. Oliphant: Comparative Overview