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Rethinking Contributory Negligence

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The doctrine of contributory negligence is one of the most important rules in the law of torts, both in practical and in theoretical terms. It is significant for practical reasons because of the frequent and often powerful effect that it exerts on claims and litigation. The doctrine is of theoretical importance for several reasons, but primarily because it shows clearly that tort law is concerned not only with the quality of the defendant?s behaviour but also with the nature of the claimant?...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Hart Publishing Publisher's website
Host title:
Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy
Publication date:
2013-10-11
Pubs id:
pubs:585550
URN:
uri:d7d19dd5-fafa-48ce-babf-fffa5c476efd"
UUID:
"uuid:d7d19dd5-fafa-48ce-babf-fffa5c476efd"
Local pid:
info:fedora/pubs:585550
ISBN:
9781849464710

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