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An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Hazel Carty


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 use the economic torts in ever more exotic ways. This book attempts to provide practical legal research to both explore the ingredients of all these torts — both the general economic torts (inducing breach of contract, the unlawful means tort, intimidation, the conspiracy torts) and the misrepresentation economic torts (deceit, malicious falsehood, and passing off) — and their rationales. In additio ... More

Keywords: economic torts, unfair trading, misappropriation torts, breach of contract, conspiracy torts, unlawful means tort, intimidation, deceit, passing off, malicious falsehood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hazel Carty, author
Reader in Law, Manchester University Law School