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8. Trespass, Case, and the Moral Basis of Liability

D. J. IBBETSON

in A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198764113
eISBN:
9780191709852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter shows how central to the later medieval law of torts was the division between the action of trespass and action on the case. The former lay for invasive interferences to land, goods, or ... More


9. The Law of Torts in the Nineteenth Century: The Rise of the Tort of Negligence

D. J. IBBETSON

in A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198764113
eISBN:
9780191709852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter shows how the law of torts at the start of the 19th century was still recognizably medieval. It was characterized by the division between the action of trespass and the action on the ... More


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