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Modernising civil liability law in Europe, China, Brazil and Russia : texts and commentaries / Gert Bruggemeier ; foreword by Walter Van Gerven

By: Bruggemeier, Gert, 1944-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: K579.L5 B78 2011Publication: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: xxvi, 274 p.ISBN: 9781107007796 (hbk.).Subject(s): Liability (Law) -- Europe | Liability (Law) -- China | Liability (Law) -- Brazil | Liability (Law) -- Russia (Federation)
Contents:
PART 1 Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law -- A Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law- text -- Title I Basic rules -- Title II Personal liability for wrongful conduct -- Chapter 1 Injurious human behaviour Chapter 2 Wrongfulness -- Chapter 3 Delictual capacity and liability for persons without delictual capacity -- Title III Enterprise, professional and state liability -- Chapter 1 General enterprise liability -- Chapter 2 Special cases of enterprise liability -- Subchapter (a) Product liability -- Subchapter (b) Environmental liability -- Subchapter (c) Pure economic loss in the course of business -- Chapter 3 State liability -- Title IV General and special rules of strict liability -- Chapter 1 General norm -- Chapter 2 Special rule: transport vehicles -- Chapter 3 Special rules: animals and buildings -- Title V Plurality of responsible actors -- Chapter 1 Plurality of actors -- Chapter 2 Joint liability and contribution -- Title VI Consequences of liability: damages, restitution and injunction -- Chapter 1 Damages and restitution -- Chapter 2 Compensation for death -- Chapter 3 Claims for forbearance --
Title VII Liability and insurance -- Title VIII Complementary rules -- Chapter 1 Limitation and exclusion of liability -- Chapter 2 Disclaimer of liability, limitation periods and concurring claims -- B Commentary to the Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law -- I Introduction -- 1 Four basic assumptions -- 2 Points of reference -- II Commentary -- Title I Basic rules -- Title II Personal liability for wrongful conduct -- Chapter 1 Injurious human behavior -- Chapter 2 Wrongfulness -- Chapter 3 Delictual capacity and liability for persons without delictual capacity -- Title III Enterprise, professional and State liability -- Chapter 1 General enterprise liability -- Chapter 2 Special cases of enterprise liability -- Subchapter (a) Product liability -- Subchapter (b) Environmental liability -- Subchapter (c) Pure economic loss in the course of business -- Chapter 3 State liability -- Title IV General and special rules of strict liability -- Chapter 1 General norm -- Chapter 2 Special rule: transport vehicles -- Chapter 3 Special rules: animals and buildings
Title V Plurality of responsible actors -- Chapter 1 Plurality of actors -- Chapter 2 Joint liability and contribution -- Title VI Consequences of liability: damages, restitution and injunction -- Chapter 1 Damages and restitution -- Chapter 2 Compensation for wrongful death -- Chapter 3 Claims for forbearance -- Title VII Liability and insurance -- Title VIII Complementary rules -- Chapter 1 Limitation and exclusion of liability -- Chapter 2 Disclaimer of liability, limitation periods and concurring claims -- PART 2 Two European reform proposals on liability law -- A Principles of European Tort Law (PETL) 2005 -- Title I Basic norm -- Chapter 1 Basic norm -- Title II General conditions of liability -- Chapter 2 Damage -- Title II General conditions of liability -- Chapter 2 Damage -- Chapter 3 Causation -- Title III Bases of liability -- Chapter 4 Liability based on fault -- Chapter 5 Strict liability -- Chapter 6 Liability for others -- Title IV Defences -- Chapter 7 Defences in general -- Chapter 8 Contributory conduct or activity -- Title V Multiple tortfeasors -- Chapter 9 Multiple tortfeasors
Title VI Remedies -- Chapter 10 Damages -- B Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) Book VI: Non-contractual liability arising out of damage caused to another (2009) -- Chapter 1 Fundamental provisions -- Chapter 2 Legally relevant damage -- Chapter 3 Accountability -- Chapter 4 Causation -- Chapter 5 Defences -- Chapter 6 Remedies -- Chapter 7 Ancillary rules -- PART 3 Recent legislation on liability law -- A Civil Code of the People's Republic of China, Book VIII: Law of Delict/Act on Liability Law (2009) -- I Text of the Act -- Chapter I General provisions -- Chapter II Bases of liability and remedies -- Chapter III Circumstances to exclude or mitigate liability -- Chapter IV Special provisions on subjects of liability -- Chapter V Product liability -- Chapter VI Liability for motor vehicle traffic accident -- Chapter VII Liability for damage due to medical malpractice -- Chapter VIII Liability for environmental pollution -- Chapter IX Liability tor highly dangerous activities -- Chapter X Liability for harm caused by domestic animals -- Chapter XI Liability for harm caused by objects -- Chapter XII Supplementary provision
II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 General part -- 3 Special part -- (a) Product liability -- (b) Medical liability -- (c) Liability for environmental pollution -- (d) Other grounds for liability -- 4 Summary -- B Civil Code of the Federative Republic of Brazil (2002) -- I Text -- General Part, Book I, Title I, Chapter II - Personality rights -- Book III, Title III - Illicit acts -- Special Part, Book I, Title IX - Civil liability -- Chapter I Obligation to indemnify -- Chapter II Indemnification -- II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 Law of non-contractual liability (Arts. 927-954) -- (a) Grounds of liability -- (1) Fault liability (Art. 927) -- (2) Strict liability (Art. 927 unico) -- (3) Enterprise liability and liability for others -- (b) Consequences of liability -- 3 Summary -- C Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Part I 1994/Part II 1996) -- I Text -- Part I: Chapter 8 Non-material values and their protection
Part II: Chapter 59 Liabilities for damage -- 1 General provisions for the redress of injury -- 2 Redress of injury inflicted on the life or health of an individual -- 3 Redress of injury inflicted by defects in goods, works or services -- 4 Compensation for moral damage -- II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 Liability law (Arts. 1064-1101): General part -- (a) Liability for presumed fault (Art. 1064) -- (b) Strict liability for sources of increased danger (Art. 1079) -- (c) Enterprise and state liability -- (d) Liability of multiple actors -- (e) Delictual capacity -- (f) Varia -- 3 Special part -- (a) Personal injury (Arts. 1084-94) -- (b) Personal non-property rights (Arts. 150-2) -- (c) Liability for products and services (Arts. 1095-8) -- (d) Compensation for non-pecuniary loss (Arts. 1099-101) -- 4 Summary.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-256) and index.

PART 1 Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law -- A Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law- text -- Title I Basic rules -- Title II Personal liability for wrongful conduct -- Chapter 1 Injurious human behaviour Chapter 2 Wrongfulness -- Chapter 3 Delictual capacity and liability for persons without delictual capacity -- Title III Enterprise, professional and state liability -- Chapter 1 General enterprise liability -- Chapter 2 Special cases of enterprise liability -- Subchapter (a) Product liability -- Subchapter (b) Environmental liability -- Subchapter (c) Pure economic loss in the course of business -- Chapter 3 State liability -- Title IV General and special rules of strict liability -- Chapter 1 General norm -- Chapter 2 Special rule: transport vehicles -- Chapter 3 Special rules: animals and buildings -- Title V Plurality of responsible actors -- Chapter 1 Plurality of actors -- Chapter 2 Joint liability and contribution -- Title VI Consequences of liability: damages, restitution and injunction -- Chapter 1 Damages and restitution -- Chapter 2 Compensation for death -- Chapter 3 Claims for forbearance --

Title VII Liability and insurance -- Title VIII Complementary rules -- Chapter 1 Limitation and exclusion of liability -- Chapter 2 Disclaimer of liability, limitation periods and concurring claims -- B Commentary to the Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law -- I Introduction -- 1 Four basic assumptions -- 2 Points of reference -- II Commentary -- Title I Basic rules -- Title II Personal liability for wrongful conduct -- Chapter 1 Injurious human behavior -- Chapter 2 Wrongfulness -- Chapter 3 Delictual capacity and liability for persons without delictual capacity -- Title III Enterprise, professional and State liability -- Chapter 1 General enterprise liability -- Chapter 2 Special cases of enterprise liability -- Subchapter (a) Product liability -- Subchapter (b) Environmental liability -- Subchapter (c) Pure economic loss in the course of business -- Chapter 3 State liability -- Title IV General and special rules of strict liability -- Chapter 1 General norm -- Chapter 2 Special rule: transport vehicles -- Chapter 3 Special rules: animals and buildings

Title V Plurality of responsible actors -- Chapter 1 Plurality of actors -- Chapter 2 Joint liability and contribution -- Title VI Consequences of liability: damages, restitution and injunction -- Chapter 1 Damages and restitution -- Chapter 2 Compensation for wrongful death -- Chapter 3 Claims for forbearance -- Title VII Liability and insurance -- Title VIII Complementary rules -- Chapter 1 Limitation and exclusion of liability -- Chapter 2 Disclaimer of liability, limitation periods and concurring claims -- PART 2 Two European reform proposals on liability law -- A Principles of European Tort Law (PETL) 2005 -- Title I Basic norm -- Chapter 1 Basic norm -- Title II General conditions of liability -- Chapter 2 Damage -- Title II General conditions of liability -- Chapter 2 Damage -- Chapter 3 Causation -- Title III Bases of liability -- Chapter 4 Liability based on fault -- Chapter 5 Strict liability -- Chapter 6 Liability for others -- Title IV Defences -- Chapter 7 Defences in general -- Chapter 8 Contributory conduct or activity -- Title V Multiple tortfeasors -- Chapter 9 Multiple tortfeasors

Title VI Remedies -- Chapter 10 Damages -- B Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) Book VI: Non-contractual liability arising out of damage caused to another (2009) -- Chapter 1 Fundamental provisions -- Chapter 2 Legally relevant damage -- Chapter 3 Accountability -- Chapter 4 Causation -- Chapter 5 Defences -- Chapter 6 Remedies -- Chapter 7 Ancillary rules -- PART 3 Recent legislation on liability law -- A Civil Code of the People's Republic of China, Book VIII: Law of Delict/Act on Liability Law (2009) -- I Text of the Act -- Chapter I General provisions -- Chapter II Bases of liability and remedies -- Chapter III Circumstances to exclude or mitigate liability -- Chapter IV Special provisions on subjects of liability -- Chapter V Product liability -- Chapter VI Liability for motor vehicle traffic accident -- Chapter VII Liability for damage due to medical malpractice -- Chapter VIII Liability for environmental pollution -- Chapter IX Liability tor highly dangerous activities -- Chapter X Liability for harm caused by domestic animals -- Chapter XI Liability for harm caused by objects -- Chapter XII Supplementary provision

II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 General part -- 3 Special part -- (a) Product liability -- (b) Medical liability -- (c) Liability for environmental pollution -- (d) Other grounds for liability -- 4 Summary -- B Civil Code of the Federative Republic of Brazil (2002) -- I Text -- General Part, Book I, Title I, Chapter II - Personality rights -- Book III, Title III - Illicit acts -- Special Part, Book I, Title IX - Civil liability -- Chapter I Obligation to indemnify -- Chapter II Indemnification -- II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 Law of non-contractual liability (Arts. 927-954) -- (a) Grounds of liability -- (1) Fault liability (Art. 927) -- (2) Strict liability (Art. 927 unico) -- (3) Enterprise liability and liability for others -- (b) Consequences of liability -- 3 Summary -- C Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Part I 1994/Part II 1996) -- I Text -- Part I: Chapter 8 Non-material values and their protection

Part II: Chapter 59 Liabilities for damage -- 1 General provisions for the redress of injury -- 2 Redress of injury inflicted on the life or health of an individual -- 3 Redress of injury inflicted by defects in goods, works or services -- 4 Compensation for moral damage -- II Commentary -- 1 Historical background -- 2 Liability law (Arts. 1064-1101): General part -- (a) Liability for presumed fault (Art. 1064) -- (b) Strict liability for sources of increased danger (Art. 1079) -- (c) Enterprise and state liability -- (d) Liability of multiple actors -- (e) Delictual capacity -- (f) Varia -- 3 Special part -- (a) Personal injury (Arts. 1084-94) -- (b) Personal non-property rights (Arts. 150-2) -- (c) Liability for products and services (Arts. 1095-8) -- (d) Compensation for non-pecuniary loss (Arts. 1099-101) -- 4 Summary.

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