The first Volume of the project "National Court Practice and European Tort Law" in the series Digest of European Tort Law, has been published recently: "Essential Cases on Natural Causation" was edited by Bénédict Winiger, Helmut Koziol, B.A. Koch and Reinhard Zimmermann.
This book brings a comprehensive comparative compilation of court decisions on all details of causation relevant in the tort laws of Europe. It is not limited to a mere bibliographic accumulation of case law as such, however: The entire body of cases collected are put together into an analytical structure based on real-life issues (though from a legal perspective). The cases are commented both from a national as well as a comparative point of view, the various groups of issues are preceded by introductory comments and overviews. Finally, there are also extensive references to the most important proposals for the harmonisation of European tort law, which shall as a whole allow a comparison of the past, the present and the future of this core element of tort law both on a national as well as on a European level.
This book will therefore help tort law practitioners as well as researchers to identify specific issues of causation in an easily-accessible comparative perspective. For academics, the findings of this book provide invaluable help for the vivid ongoing discussions in the course of the quest for a future harmonisation of European tort law.
- B. Winiger/H.Koziol/B.A. Koch/R. Zimmermann (eds.), Digest of European Tort Law, Vol. 1: Essential Cases on Natural Causation (2007), ISBN 978-3-211-36957-9