Basil Markesinis is Professor of Common and Civil Law at University College London and Jamail Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin.Guido Alpa is Professor of Civil Law at the University of Roman 'La Sapienza' and Professor of Anglo-American Law at the University of Genoa.Michael Coester has been an Ordinarius Professor of Law at the University of Gottingen (1983-1994) and Munich since 1994.
Cross-border claims for personal injuries are becoming more common, creating a need to know more about the law of damages in Europe and America. This book aims to fill that gap by looking at the law in England, Germany and Italy.Cross-border claims for personal injuries are becoming more common. Furthermore, European nationals increasingly join class actions in the USA. These tendencies have created a need to know more about the law of damages in Europe and America. Despite the growing importance of this subject, there is a dearth of material available to practitioners to assist them in advising their clients as to the heads of damage recoverable in other countries. This book aims to fill that gap by looking at the law in England, Germany and Italy. The book's introduction sets out the raw data in the wider context of tort law. The final chapter provides a closer synthesis, largely concerned with methodological issues, and draws some comparative conclusions.Examines the law of compensation for personal injury in England, Germany, and Italy.
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