Tort Law and Economic Interests

This book is about the way in which the law of torts protects financial assets such as money, property, and contracts. It focuses on the interests protected and does not follow the usual textbook arrangement of the law according to the various torts (such as trespass, negligence, and defamation). The discussion goes well beyond the debate about about recovery for economic loss in negligence as it places that debate in a much wider context. The introduction explains the notion of economic interests and why this has been chosen as the focus of attention. The second part gives an account of the relevant rules of tort law while the third part examines the relationship between tort law and other techniques for protecting economic interests such as regulation and insurance. The final part discusses the aims and functions of tort law. Many of the issues discussed receive very little attention in most tort texts.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
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Pages 574 pages
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