Transnational Tort Litigation: Jurisdictional Principles

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorCampbell McLachlan, Peter Nygh

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The scope and application of the rules of civil jurisdiction is of immense practical importance in the conduct of transnational tort cases. Frequently such rules can dictate whether the plaintiff has an effective remedy or not and the shape of the ensuing litigation. The incidence of transborder harms is on the increase. Transboundary pollution (for example, fall-out from Chernobyl, the determination of proper forum for litigation ofthe Bhopal dispute); the rise in complex international fraud (Guiness, Ferranti, BCCI); the increase in scope for product liability and intellectual property litigation in international commerce; and transnational personal injury cases arising from the increased flow of persons across nationalborders. These practical problems give rise to difficult legal issues, which existing domestic rules of jurisdiction may be ill-equipped to resolve, and in this timely collection of original articles a leading team of contributors assess existing legal provisions and examine the prospects for reform.

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The scope and application of the rules of civil jurisdiction is of immense practical importance in the conduct of transnational tort cases. Frequently such rules can dictate whether the plaintiff has an effective remedy or not and the shape of the ensuing litigation. The incidence of transborder harms is on the increase. Transboundary ...

Campbell McLachlan is a Partner, Herbert Smith Solicitors, London. Peter Nygh is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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CONTENTS: The Common Law Approach, Peter Nygh; The United States Approach, Friedrich Juenger; The Civil Law Approach, Walter and Dalsgaard; Fraud, Peter Nygh; Defamation, P.B. Carter; Product Liability, Peter Schlosser; Environmental Damage, Friedrich Juenger; Securities, Hans van Houtte;Competition, Catherine Kessedjian; Accidents, Kurt Siehr; Intellectual Property, Peter Trooboff; Restitution, Campbell McLachlan; Transnational Fraud, Peter Nygh.

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... let us hope that this invaluable piece of work is but volume one of an indispensible series./ Elizabeth Greenwood, International and Business Law, Vol. 4, 1999.