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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:
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


The Sequel: Perceptions of the Past and of the Future

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

No better illustration of insecurity can be found than in the amount of discretion that the law allows insurers, especially when a claim is brought and the insurer's claims department ‘smells’ fraud. ... More


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