European Tort Law 2005H. Koziol/B.C. Steininger (eds.)
European Tort Law 2005

Tort and Insurance Law, Yearbook
Vienna/New York: Springer 2006
710 p. ISBN 3-211-31135-1

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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 the developments in most EU Member States, including the new Member States the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia - as well as Norway and Switzerland. Furthermore, an overview of the developments in the field of EU law is provided. In conclusion, a comparative report reviews the essential aspects of all reports.
The reports are written by scholars from the respective jurisdictions. Focusing on the year 2005, the authors critically report on important court decisions, present new legislation and provide a literature overview. In addition to the national reports, several essays on key topics in the field of tort law are included, most of which focus on questions of public liability.

Contents and Contributors

W. H. van Boom/A. Pinna: Liability for Failure to Regulate Health and Safety Risks
M. Cornils: Foreseeing Liability for Breach of EC Law. Reflections on the ECJ's Differing Notions of Illegality
J. Fedke: State Liability in Times of Budgetary Crisis
M. D. Gren: The Impact of the Jury on American Tort Law
R. Rebhahn: Public Liability in Compasrison - England, France, Germany
A. P. Scarso: Tortius Liability of Regulatory Authorities

Country Reports
B. C. Steininger: Austria
I. C. Durant: Belgium
J. Hrádek: Czech Republic
V. Ulfbeck/S. Bergenser : Denmark
K. Oliphant: England and Wales
I. Kull: Estonia
S. Hakalehto-Wainio: Finland
O. Moréteau, C. Pellerin-Rugliano: France
J. Fedtke: Germany
E. Dacoronia: Greece
A. Menyhárd: Hungary
E. Quill: Ireland
E. Bargelli: Italy
A. Bitãns: Latvia
H. Gabartas/M. Lauciené: Lithuania
M.Faure/Ton Hartlief: The Netherlands
B. Askeland: Norway
E. Baginska: Poland
A. G. Dias Pereira: Portugal
A. Dulak: Slovakia
R. Lampe: Slovenia
J. Ribot/A. Ruda: Spain
H. Andersson: Sweden
P. Loser: Switzerland
B. A. Koch: European Union
B. A. Koch: Comparative Overview

Other Contributions
C. Takoff:
G. Wagner: The Project of Harmonizing European Tort Law