The Common Law of Obligations

The Common Law of Obligations

by John Cooke, David Oughton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780406904140
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/17/2005
Edition description: 3rd Revised ed.
Pages: 734
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Liverpool John Moores University

De Montfort University

Table of Contents

Part I.
General principles
Section A.
The common law in context
1. Historical background to the common law
2. The intellectual background to the classical contract theory
3. Classical law of contract
4. Changing values
Section B.
Principles of the law of obligations
5. The strands of the common law of obligations
6. Promissory liability in exchange relationships
7. The ascription of responsibility in exchange relationships
8. Compensation for wrongful harm - general principles
9. Compensation for wrongful harm - physical damage
10. Damage to economic interests
11. Non-exchange relationships and benefits received
12. Standard of liability
Section C.
13. Withholding contractual performance
14. Compelling performance
15. Non-compensatory damages
16. Compensatory damages I - factors limiting an award
17. Compensatory damages II - quantum of damages
18. Restitutionary remedies
19. Limitation of actions
Section D.
Negation of liability
20. Fault of the plaintiff
21. Illegality and public policy
22. Negation of liability by consent
23. Risk-allocation
24. Unconscionability
Part II.
Specific obligations
25. Liability for defective products
26. Defective services
27. Employers' liability
28. Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation I - premises
29. Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation II - disputes between neighbours

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