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An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Hazel Carty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The economic torts for too long have been under-theorised and under-explored by academics and the judiciary alike. Also in recent years claimants have exploited the resulting chaos by attempting to ... More


Overall Conclusion and Framework

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This final chapter provides a coherent framework for the economic torts. To do so it underlines the best policy for these torts, drawing on the discussion of the conflicting agendas and potentials ... More


The General Economic Torts: Conclusion

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the two 21st century decisions of the House of Lords concerning the general economic torts: OBG and Total Network. Though in both decisions the House of Lords attempted to ... More


Introduction

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter introduces the economic torts, i.e., those torts that have as their name suggests the primary function of protecting claimants' economic interests. They include the general economic ... More


Two-party or Direct Economic Tort Liability

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The orthodox analysis of the economic torts focuses on three-party, indirect liability. Both the tort of inducing breach of contract and the unlawful means tort envisage the use of a third party or ... More


Intentional and Economic Torts

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Traditional tort doctrine taught that a person who intentionally performed an unlawful act which harmed another was liable for the damage suffered. In the second half of the 19th century, judges and ... More


Intimidation

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and modern form of this tort. Two key issues surrounding this tort remain controversial as was highlighted by the recent decisions in OBG and Total Network. These ... More


Classification

Robert Stevens

in Torts and Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In order to understand and justify the law of torts it is necessary to understand its place on the map of private law. The law of torts is not a free-standing subject. Torts belong in the same ... More


Malice and the Law of Torts

MICHAEL TAGGART

in Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

For a 20-year period spanning the turn of the 20th century, the place of malice in the law of torts was a matter of considerable legal interest. For England, the debate began with the pioneering work ... More


Economic Torts in the Twenty-first Century

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the role of economic torts in commercial law and the potential for further development. The primary function of economic torts is the protection of economic interests. However, ... More


Economic Torts and Interests

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/9780198812609.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter is concerned with the history of a miscellany of wrongs best described as economic torts, and with related concepts. These involve various forms of interference (other than defamation) ... More


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