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Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Everybody fights about something or other and language is usually at the very center of the conflict. We use language as we fight our battles, but when the dispute is over what is said or how it was ... More


Speech acts: socially binding force

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The late emergence of speech‐act theory is sketched. The primary function of language is claimed to be the establishment of socially binding commitments with regard to a proposition. The concept of ... More


Law of Torts

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232185
eISBN:
9780191705335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses Japanese tort law. Topics covered include the development of tort law, general rules of tort law, scope of losses, special provisions on tort liability, joint liability, ... More


Inducing Breach of Contract

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The classic form of this tort, as featured in Lumley v Gye, involves the defendant persuading the claimant's contract partner to contract breach. Subsequently courts accepted varieties of this tort, ... More


Intimidation

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and modern form of this tort. Two key issues surrounding this tort remain controversial as was highlighted by the recent decisions in OBG and Total Network. These ... More


Introduction

Cees van Dam

in European Tort Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227679
eISBN:
9780191710414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227679.003.0013
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The final part of this book assumes a comparative and a supranational point of view and deals with a number of categories of liability as they relate to tort law in Europe. Most of these categories ... More


Judicial Review and the Rights of Private Parties in EU Law

Angela Ward

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199206865
eISBN:
9780191695667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206865.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book canvasses in detail the rights of private parties to enforce principles of EU law, both before the national courts and the European courts of First Instance and Justice in Luxembourg. These ... More


Jurisdiction ratione personae and Applicable Law

Guénaél Mettraux

in International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207541
eISBN:
9780191709203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207541.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The statutes of the ad hoc tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia do not explicitly specify the body of law according to which they are to determine the scope and definitions of those forms ... More


Responsibility Transfer

Gilles Saint-Paul

in The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on a new feature of paternalism: responsibility transfer. Responsibility transfer means holding an individual liable for a perfectly licit action, on the grounds that this action ... More


Defining the Problem

Louis Kaplow

in Competition Policy and Price Fixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158624
eISBN:
9781400846078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158624.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter presents scenarios that illustrate the difficulty of defining agreement in a coherent fashion that successfully distinguishes pure interdependence (firms refrain from price cutting ... More


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