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Delivering Justice in Qing China: Civil Trials in the Magistrate's Court

Linxia Liang

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263990
eISBN:
9780191734373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263990.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Traditional Chinese law, including Qing law, was often criticized as being inapplicable in civil trials, and it was often believed that the magistrate's court preferred mediation rather than ... More


The Trials of Tragedy: Turning Anguish into Anger

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter documents the legal and political efforts initiated by a coalition of leftist workers’ rights activists allied with the ACWA to seek retribution for the murders of two beloved young ... More


A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Ernest Metzger

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Roman litigation has long been a difficult subject for study, hampered by a lack of information concerning the practical operation of the civil courts. Using newly discovered evidence, this book ... More


Decline and Criticism

in The Death of the American Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081267
eISBN:
9780226081281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reviews the empirical evidence of the decline of the trial in the United States. It cites statistics showing a rapid decline in the numbers of criminal and civil trials over the last ... More


Civil Plaintiffs, Trauma, and Stress in the Legal System

Mary White Stewart and Steven M. Wood

in Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829996
eISBN:
9780199301492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

There appears to be a prevalent notion that the United States is a highly litigious society, and that individuals sue without considering the tangible and intangible costs of litigation. Such ... More


Liability under Uncertainty: Allocating the Risk of Error

Ariel Porat and Alex Stein

in Tort Liability Under Uncertainty

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267973
eISBN:
9780191683435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267973.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines the general doctrine that determines the level of proof in civil trials and allocates the burdens of proof in cases of tort liability under uncertainty. It highlights the ... More


Introduction

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter introduces the main subject of this book — the Roman civil trial conducted before a single judge, and the judge himself. The judge is considered to be an important subject in an outline ... More


A Mania for Accumulation: The Plea of Moral Insanity in Gilded Age Will Contests

Susanna L. Blumenthal

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores one of the most fascinating civil trials of the late nineteenth century, i.e. the attempt to probate the will of “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, the controversial railroad ... More


Diem diffindere

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter defines certain matters of terminology before discussing the substance of diem diffindere. In modern works, the term diem diffindere is often discussed in the company of diffusio and ... More


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