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Limitation Periods and Laches

Graham Virgo

in The Principles of the Law of Restitution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298501
eISBN:
9780191713613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298501.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

For reasons of public policy, most civil actions are subject to a time bar whose effect is that, once a particular period of time has passed, the defendant can no longer be sued on that particular ... More


Defences

Stephen A. Smith

in Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199229772
eISBN:
9780191843839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199229772.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Chapter 9 explores remedial defences. It defends three broad arguments. First, the law of remedial defences constitutes a significant, though largely unrecognized, part of remedial law. Second, ... More


Causation, Remoteness of Damage, and Defences

Duncan Fairgrieve and Richard Goldberg

in Product Liability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199679232
eISBN:
9780191932885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679232.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

One of the most important and complex elements in many product liability actions is the establishment of a causative link between the allegedly defective product and the relevant damage. Indeed, ... More


Limitation periods

Andrew Burrows

in Remedies for Torts, Breach of Contract, and Equitable Wrongs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198705932
eISBN:
9780191927294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198705932.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Although, strictly speaking, the law of limitation is separate from the law of remedies, the two are closely connected. Moreover, it has been said to be ‘… trite law that the English Limitation ... More


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