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Negotiorum gestio

Reinhard Zimmermann

in The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764267
eISBN:
9780191695247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764267.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter presents an excursus on negotiorum gestio. In the German Civil Code, negotiorum gestio follows immediately upon the mandate. The main difference between mandatum and negotiorum gestio is ... More


Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Jeroen Kortmann

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines two problems in private law that are posed by the ‘good Samaritan’: First, do we have a legal duty to give aid to our fellow human beings? In particular: can we be held liable for ... More


The Continental Doctrine of ‘Negotiorum Gestio’ 1

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter contains an introductory account of the basic scope and meaning of the doctrine of negotiorum gestio. It should again be stressed that it is not here intended to describe the doctrine in ... More


Concurrent Liability

Gerhard Dannemann

in The German Law of Unjustified Enrichment and Restitution: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199533114
eISBN:
9780191705526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533114.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter presents an overview of issues of concurrent liability. Topics covered include concurrent liability within unjustified enrichment, unjustified enrichment and contract law, unjustified ... More


Liability for Nonfeasance in Continental European Private Law

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter contains a brief account of the continental approach towards cases of nonfeasance. After a historical introduction, the focus is on the laws of France and Germany. It should be ... More


A Mere Voluntary Courtesy

Hendrik Hartog

in The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces how each of the judges in Force v. Haines dealt with questions of slavery and care raised in the case. It focuses on the longstanding legal problem of who is responsible for the ... More


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