Tort and Insurance Law, vol. 23

Helmut Koziol/Reiner Schulze (ed.)
Tort Law of the European Community

Tort and Insurance Law, vol. 23

originally published with Springer (Vienna/New York); now available at Verlag Österreich (Vienna)
693 p. ISBN 978-3-7046-5935-4

Language: English

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This publication deals with the European dimension of tort law. It provides a critical analysis of the acquis communautaire, asking if and to what extent the provisions and case law in the field of tort law are based on a conclusive system and are in accord with the national legal systems. It thus evaluates whether the acquis communautaire form the beginning of a comprehensive and coherent EC tort law or if the single directives and regulations are contradictory and lack a general concept that is yet to be found. To gain an overview of 'EC Tort Law' certain provisions and decisions were analysed by a group of authors each focusing on their respective legal families within the European Union.

Contents and Contributors
General Reports
D. N. Keliher: Aims and Scope
A. Vaquer: Damage
I.C. Durant: Causation
M. Lukas:
Fault Liability
Environmental Liability
G. Howells:
Is European Product Liability Harmonised?
B. A. Koch:
Other Strict Liabilities
M. Martín-Casals, J.S. Feliu:
Liability for Others
R. Rebhan:
Non-contractual Liability in Damages of Member States for Breach of Community Law
L. Antoniolli:
Community Liability
K. Oliphant: The Nature and Assessment of Damages
U. Magnus:
Limitations of Liability under EC Tort Law
A. Pereira:
Limitation Periods in EC Law
M. Weitenberg:
M. Wissink: Overview
W.V.H. Rogers: 
'EC Tort Law' and the English Law
S. Troiano:
'EC Tort Law' and the Romanic Legal Family
T. Kadner Graniano, C. Oertel:
'EC Tort Law' and the German Legal Family
B. Askeland, V. Ulfbeck: 'EC Tort Law' and the Scandinavian Legal Family
L. Tichý: 'EC Tort Law' and the Eastern-European legal family
P. Widmer:
'EC Tort Law' and the Principles of European Tort Law

Comparative Report
M. Kellner: Comparative Report

Final Conclusions

H. Koziol, R. Schulze: Conclusio