The Limits of Liability: Keeping the Floodgates Shut

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Jaap Spier, Christian von Bar
Kluwer Law International, 1996 - Law - 162 pages
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Liability law is clearly expanding through an increasing number of strict liabilities, increasing claim-consciousness and higher amounts awarded.

This book puts forward a number of views on how modern tort law copes and should cope with these changes. It provides a brief overview of a broad range of legal systems. It describes the tools used to prevent the burden of liability law from becoming too heavy, such as causation, duty of care, caps and ceilings and ad hoc moderation.

Such an overview has never been available previously. Moreover, the authors not only elaborate on the law as it stands, but establish views on how to keep the floodgates shut in the future.

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