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The English Law of Sale of Goods

SIMON WHITTAKER

in Liability for Products: English Law, French Law, and European Harmonization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256137
eISBN:
9780191681639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256137.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses English law governing the sale of goods. From the starting point of a general immunity enjoyed by sellers expressed by the catchy (if un-Roman) tag caveat emptor, English law ... More


A Warrant for Pain: Caveat Emptor vs the Duty of Care in American Medicine, c.1970–2010*

Avner Offer

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

Bad ethics can make for bad economic outcomes. Bad ethics are defined hedonically as the infliction of pain on others for private advantage. The infliction of pain is often justified by ‘Just-World ... More


Actions on the case for deceit

John Baker

in Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198847809
eISBN:
9780191882456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847809.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter is concerned with the action on the case for deceit, chiefly in the context of false warranties made by sellers of goods. The availability of the action was at first contested on the ... More


Contract: Some Later Developments

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores some lines of development in contract law after 1600. First there were questions flowing from the decision in Slade’s Case – the pleading formulae known as the ‘common counts’ ... More


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