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Damage and Damages

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/9780199227679.003.0012
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter discusses damage and damages, including contributory negligence, as they relate to tort law in Europe and the European Union. The rights to compensation of the victim for personal injury ... More


Damage and Damages

Cees Van Dam

in European Tort Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672264
eISBN:
9780191751288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672264.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, EU Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the functions of damages: these are not only aimed at compensating the claimant but also at vindicating his rights and deterring the tortfeasor and other ... More


France

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/9780199227679.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

In France, tort law is characterised by its broad general principles and its general lack of detail. The rule of strict liability has been developed by the Cour de cassation, which also developed a ... More


France

Cees Van Dam

in European Tort Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672264
eISBN:
9780191751288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672264.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, EU Law

This chapter analyzes French tort law, which is characterized by its broad general principles. Only a few rules govern most of the law of extra-contractual liability and these are laid down in the ... More


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