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Leading Cases in the Common Law$
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A. W. Brian Simpson

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262992

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.001.0001

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Victorian Judges and the Problem of Social Cost: Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company (1865)

Victorian Judges and the Problem of Social Cost: Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company (1865)

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(p.163) 7 Victorian Judges and the Problem of Social Cost: Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company (1865)
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Leading Cases in the Common Law
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A. W. Brian Simpson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0007

This chapter discusses the case of Tipping v. St Helen's Smelting Company. The case presented the courts with an opportunity to settle, so far as tort law was concerned, the response of the classical common law to what has come to be called the problem of social cost.

Keywords:   common law, social cost, tort law

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