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Roman Rationale of the Civilian Distinction

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter seeks to verify the hypothesis put forward at the end of the previous chapter. After looking at the concepts of dolus, culpa and casus, the chapter provides a systematic argument for the ... More


English Law and the Civilian Division of Wrongs

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This penultimate chapter examines the way in which English law could, and arguably should, draw on the experience of the civilian tradition to restructure its law of civil wrongs. The starting point ... More


Conclusion

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This concluding chapter brings together the different threads of the book, recapitulating how Roman law upheld a strong division between fault-based and no-fault liability; how this division was ... More


Damaging Copyright Damages

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter analyzes the issue of the danger posed by statutory damages. It begins with an overview of the law of statutory damages. It then examines Congress's intent, describing the purposes of ... More


General Principles of Criminal Law

Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the general principles of criminal law. It considers common fault concepts together with the substance and structure of general defences. Criminal fault represents the most ... More


The Development of Tort law

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on the development of tort law in the 19th century covers the uses of tort law, the structure of tort law, the problem of vicarious liability, and the use of juries in tort cases and ... More


Personal Injuries

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Since the age of industrialization and urbanization was also one of accidents, personal injury suits constituted a high proportion of cases heard by common law judges. In deciding how far those who ... More


Workplace Injuries

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on workplace injuries in the 19th century covers workmen and the common law, the Employers's Liability Act 1880, and Workmen's Compensation Act 1897.


Homicide, Injury, Miscarriage, and Talion (Exodus 21:12–14, 18–27)

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This explores the compositional logic involved in creating the laws on homicide (Exodus 21:12–14), injury/assault (vv. 18–19), slave homicide (vv. 20–21), aggravated miscarriage (abortion; vv. ... More


Does Criminal Liability Require an Act?

Douglas Husak

in The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585038
eISBN:
9780191723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues against the claim that criminal liability is and ought to be imposed only for an act. No persuasive argument for this claim has yet been given. As an alternative, it suggests that ... More


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