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"The chapters in this volume arise from a conference held at The University of Aberdeen concerning the law of causation in the UK, Commonwealth countries and the USA. The distinguished group of international experts who have contributed to this book examine the ways in which legal doctrine in causation is developing, and how British law should seek to influence and be influenced by developments in other countries."-- P. [i].
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Causation / Rt. Hon. Lord Hoffmann Risky business : causation in asbestos cancer cases (and beyond?) / Joseph Sanders Developing causal doctrine / Martin Hogg Causation, politics and law : the English and Scottish asbestos saga / Jonathan Morgan Inferring cause in fact and the search for legal 'truth' / Russel Brown Causation on French law : pragmatism and policy / Duncan Fairgrieve and Florence G'sell-Macrez The role of scientific and statistical evidence in assessing causality / A Philip Dawid Using scientific evidence to resolve causation problems in product liability : US, UK and French perspectives / Richard Goldberg Biostatistics and causation in medicinal product liability suits / Peter Feldschreiber, Leigh-Ann Mulcahy and Simon Day Proving causation : probability versus belief / Richard W. Wright Liability for future harm / Ariel Porat and Alex Stein Scientific and medical evidence in causation decisions : the Australian experience / Ian Freckelton The challenge of developing science for the law of torts / Carl F. Cranor The NESS account of natural causation : a response to criticisms / Richard W. Wright NESS for beginners / Chris Miller The MMTS analysis of causation / Horacio Spector Causing the behaviour of others and other causal mixtures / Roderick Bagshaw Law's approach to harm in the context of scientific uncertainty : observations from the perspectives of precaution and indeterminate causation / John Paterson.