Liability for Negligent Misstatements by Christian WittingLiability for Negligent Misstatements by Christian Witting

Liability for Negligent Misstatements

byChristian Witting

Hardcover | June 9, 2005

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This new book is the first comprehensive and integrated account of the law on liability for negligent misstatements. Designed as a comprehensive guide for practitioners, it outlines the essential issues that must be considered in determining whether a client will have a cause of action fornegligent misstatement. It will also discuss in detail those issues that are likely to prove most contentious.In England, liability for negligent misstatements provides the most important form of tortious redress for financial losses. The examination of this complex law takes place at a number of levels. First, the book attempts to unravel the 'three-stage test' which provides the conceptual framework within which duties of care are analysed in tort. An account of the function of each stage of the test is offered. Second, the book defines what constitutes 'physical damage' and 'pure economic loss'and examines the major ways in which the latter kind of loss arises. Third, the book outlines the elements of liability in physical damage and pure economic loss cases. The treatment of liability by negligent misstatements is completed with a full discussion of breach, causation, and the defences.
Dr Christian Witting is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne School of Law. He has previously lectured at Nottingham University and Leicester University, and practised as a solicitor in the Commonwealth of Australia Attorney-General's Department. He is the co-author of 'Pure Economic Loss'.
Title:Liability for Negligent MisstatementsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:466 pages, 9.65 × 6.54 × 1.23 inPublished:June 9, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199250103

ISBN - 13:9780199250103


Table of Contents

PART I: THE FRAMEWORK1. Introduction2. The Duty of Care Framework3. Duty of Care and PolicyPART II: PHYSICAL HARM4. Physical Damage5. Misstatements Causing Physical Damage6. Negligent Communication of Distressing InformationPART III: ECONOMIC LOSS7. Economic Loss8. Misstatements Causing Economic Loss: Antecedents9. Misstatements Causing Economic Loss: Orthodox Principles10. Misstatements Causing Economic Loss: Compulsion and Inducement11. Misstatements Causing Economic Loss: 'Extended Hedley Byrne' Liability12. Economic Loss and ContractPART IV: COMPLETING A CAUSE OF ACTION13. Standard of Care and Breach14. Causation of Damage15. PartiesPART V: DEFENCES16. Defences

Editorial Reviews

`The book deals accurately and informatively with the law in England and Wales, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and contains much very helpful analysis...this new volume deserves to become a reference point for some considerable time to come for those interested in tortuous liability.'European Tort Law 2004 (Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook)