PETL 2Jaap Spier (ed.)
The Limits of Expanding Liability:
Eight Fundamental Cases in a Comparative Perspective

Principles of European Tort Law, vol. 2
The Hague/London/Boston 
Kluwer Law International

1998, 260 p.
ISBN 90-411-0581-6

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Liability law is expanding in many countries and areas. While its expansion may seem beneficial in terms of remedying litigants' losses, this development is potentially worrisome. Expanding liability may affect the availability of useful goods and services and has a negative impact on insurability.
Those in various countries concerned with these potential negative effects have commenced researching techniques to keep liability law within reasonable and sustainable limits. This book uses eight sample cases, borrowed from the leading case law on the subject, to shed light on the techniques used to limit liability expansion in respective countries.The topical nature of the subject and the comparative analysis make this a unique work of interest to academics, students, law-makers, and other practitioners concerned with the expansion of liability law.

Contents and Contributors
General Introduction
Preliminary Observations
The Tilburg Hypotheticals

The Tilburg Hypotheticals in General
H. Koziol: The 'Auditor - Case'
W.V. Horton Rogers: Comparative Report on Case 2
J.F. Sinde Monteiro: Comparative Law Report on Cases 3 and 4

Country Reports
H. Koziol: Austria - Answers to the Hypotheticals under Austrian Law 
H. Cousy/A. Vanderspikken: Belgium - Belgian Report (Part 1)
T. Vansweevelt: Belgium - Belgian Report (Part 2)
W.V. Horton Rogers: England - Responses in the Context of English Law 
G. Viney: France - Solutions proposées pour les differents cas pratiques imaginés par les auteurs du questionnaire
C. von Bar: Germany - Antworten unter deutschem Recht
K.D. Kerameus/K. Roussos: Greece:Tort Liability in Particular Circumstances
F.D. Busnelli: Italy: Answers to the Hypotheticals under Italian Law
J. Spier: The Netherlands: The Hypotheticals, Seen from a Dutch Perspective
J.F. Sinde Monteiro: Portugal: Portuguese Report, Responses to the Questionnaire
B.W. Dufwa: Sweden: Responses
P. Widmer: Switzerland: The Tilburg Hypotheticals
D.B. Dobbs: United States