Upcoming Juristenrunde: Tortfeasor’s Fault in Estonian and European Tort Law

The Institute would like to announce a lecture on ‘Tortfeasor’s Fault in Estonian and European Tort Law’ by Janne Laho, Professor of Law from the University of Tartu (Estonia) on Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:00 am.

The fault of the tortfeasor is one of the preconditions for general tort liability. There are many interesting questions relating to tortfeasor’s fault: the importance of fault-based liability in contemporary tort law, the capacity to commit fault, the meaning of fault, the burden of proving fault, etc.
Estonian tort law has two uncommon aspects concerning tortfeasor’s fault: first, by assessing an individual’s fault, a subjective standard of care must be taken into account; and second, the rule according to which the fault of the tortfeasor is presumed. The presentation gives an answer on how the principle of fault functions in Estonian legal practice.

All are welcome to attend.



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