The annual autumn meeting of the European Group on Tort Law took place between 16-18 October 2014. The meeting was held in Wrocław, Poland where 'The Borderline of Tort Law: Interactions with Contract Law' – the third project since the Group's re-unification in 2009 – was discussed. The project is headed by Prof Martín-Casals. The Group also elaborated on its Product Liability project – which is undertaken in collaboration with members of the Acquis Group. It wishes to extend profound appreciation to Piotr Machnikowski and the University of Wrocław for their warm welcome and for all their efforts in making the meeting a success.

The Group will next meet between 7-9 April 2015 in Vienna, thanks to the support of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law and the Institute for European Tort Law.
10/27/2014 4:39:24 PM | 0 comments


In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the legal aspects of mass torts in Europe. This volume offers both a caleidoscopic review of real-life key cases of mass torts and an in-depth reflection on the broader implications of mass torts in Europe. Both academics, legislatures, courts and policymakers throughout the whole of Europe have been struggling with the challenges that such 'massification' of private law relationships poses both in and outside of tort law. The subject moves between the law of civil procedure, substantive tort law, access to justice debates and regulatory frameworks for mass disputes. This volume offers both a caleidoscopic review of real-life key cases of mass tort and an in-depth reflection on the broader implications of mass tort in Europe. Thus, the challenges posed by mass torts are explored, mapped and analysed.

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10/10/2014 6:07:35 PM | 0 comments


A new special issue of the Journal of European Tort Law – containing the papers from the Special Session of the Annual Conference on European Tort Law – focuses on Cyber Torts.

The issue was edited by Bernhard A Koch and contains contributions by Steve Hedley ('Cybertrespass – A Solution in Search of a Problem'), Mårten Schultz ('The Respnsible Web: How Tort Law Can Save the Internet') and Ronen Perry/Tal Z Zarsky ('Liability for Online Anonymous Speech: Comparative and Economic Analysis').

A year's online subscription costs only € 49.00 or US$ 74.

 

9/5/2014 11:10:26 AM | 0 comments


The leading textbook on Austrian tort law by Helmut Koziol is currently been updated, revised and expanded. A new volume 3 has just been published, covering liability without fault. Together with Koziol, Peter Apathy and Bernhard A Koch present strict liabilities for motor vehicles, trains, aircraft, electricity, nuclear and other risks as well as product liability and liability for the harmful effects of lawful activities ('Eingriffshaftung').
9/5/2014 11:07:35 AM | 0 comments


The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is seeking to fill the vacant position of Director of the Institute for European Tort Law. Closing date for applications is 1 October 2014.

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7/21/2014 4:08:55 PM | 0 comments


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