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Tort Law and Economic Interests

Peter Cane


This study examines the ways in which the law of tort provides protection against injury to financial assets such as money, property, and contracts. In the past 25 years or so there has been much debate and litigation concerned with the extent to which the law of tort should be involved in compensating for economic loss caused by negligent conduct. Many believe that the primary role of tort law is to provide a system of compensation for death and personal injury and that it has, at most, only a marginal part to play in protecting economic interests. This book is an attempt to examine the whole ... More

Keywords: protection, injury, financial assets, tort law, compensation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198252368
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Cane, author
Corpus Christi College, Oxford