Foundations of private law : property, tort, contract, unjust enrichment / James Gordley.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
x, 481 pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Basic principles Differences among legal systems Possession and ownership The extent of the right to use property : nuisance, troubles de voisinage and Immissionenrecht Private modification of the right to use property : servitudes Rights annexed to the use of property : the case of water rights Loss of resources without the owner's consent : necessity and adverse possession Acquisition of resources without a prior owner's consent : minerals, capture, found property The structure of the modern civil and common law of torts The defendant's conduct : intent, negligence, strict liability Liability in tort for harm to reputation, dignity, privacy, and "personality" Liability in tort for pure economic loss Promises Mistake Impossibility and unexpected circumstances Promises to make a gift Promises to exchange Liability for breach of contract The principle against unjustified enrichment Restitution without enrichment? Remedies in restitution.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
STA K623 .G67 2006
K623 .G67 2006
9780199291670 acid-free paper 0199291675 acid-free paper