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Tort Law and Economic Interests$
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Peter Cane

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198252368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252368.001.0001

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Tort Law and other Legal Categories

Tort Law and other Legal Categories

(p.290) (p.291) 6 Tort Law and other Legal Categories
Tort Law and Economic Interests

Peter Cane

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses forms and sources of protection for economic interests that provide an alternative to the law of tort. It aims to provide an account of alternatives and examines their relationship with and their impact on the tort law. The main focus of the chapter is on other legal rules which play indispensable roles in providing legal protection for legal interests. These alternatives aimed at protecting economic interests include law of property, maritime law, law of trust and equitable principles, law of restitution, law of contract, defendant's interest in minimizing liability, self-help, and public law.

Keywords:   protection, economic interests, alternative, legal rules, legal protection, property, maritime law, trust, restitution

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