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Landmark Cases in the Law of Punitive Damages, edited by James Goudkamp and Eleni Katsampouka - online

Summary
<b>Punitive damages are private law's most controversial remedy. </b>This book traces the development of the jurisdiction from the foundational decisions of <i>Huckle v Money</i> and <i>Wilkes v Wood </i>in England, to leading modern cases such as <i>Harris v Digital Pulse Pty Ltd</i> in Australia, <i>Whiten v Pilot Insurance Co in Canada, Couch v AG (No 2) </i>in New Zealand, <i>PH Hydraulics and Engineering Pte Ltd v Airtrust (Hong Kong) Ltd </i>in Singapore and <i>Mathias v Accor Economy Lodging, Inc </i>and <i>State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co v Campbell </i>in the United States. Many of the decisions addressed are not only landmarks regarding punitive damages but are among the most important judgments delivered in private law more generally. The essays, which are written by leading scholars from a wide range of jurisdictions, cast new light on the cases covered. They do so by examining their historical antecedents and the impact that they have had on the development of the law. The full spectrum of issues regarding punitive damages is addressed including the insurability of punishment, constitutional constraints on the remedy's availability and whether the award should be confined to particular causes of action. The collection will be of interest to all scholars and students of private law. It concentrates on common law cases although civilian perspectives, drawn from France and Germany, are also offered
Table Of Contents
1. <i>Huckle v Money (1763): </i>Exemplary Damages and Liberty of the Subject <i>TT Arvind (University of York, UK) and Jenny Steele (University of York, UK)</i> 2.<i> Wilkes v Wood (1763):</i> General Warrants and Punitive Damages <i>David Ibbetson (University of Cambridge, UK)</i> 3. <i>Bell v Midland Railway Co (1861)</i>: The Curious Case of Disputing Directors <i>Emily Gordon (University College London, UK)</i> 4. <i>Rookes v Barnard (1964): '</i>Going off the Lines' <i>Iain Field (University of Queensland, Australia)</i> 5. <i>Cassell & Co Ltd v Broome (1972): </i>Maritime, Generational and Judicial Clashes <i>James Goudkamp (University of Oxford, UK)</i> 6. <i>Lamb v Cotogno (1987):</i> Insured Punishment <i>Kit Barker (University of Queensland, Australia)</i> 7. German Federal Court of Justice, <i>Judgment of 4 June 1992, </i>Case IX ZR 149/91 (BGHZ 118, 312): German Law's Dilemma with Punitive Damages <i>Johannes Ungerer (University of Oxford, UK)</i> 8. <i>John v MGN Ltd (1995)</i>: Enclosing the Jury Paddock? <i>Mark Lunney (King's College London, UK)</i> 9. <i>Gray v Motor Accident Commission (1998): </i>Does the Criminal Punishment of the Defendant Bar Exemplary Damages? Questions Answered and Unanswered <i>Felicity Maher (University of Western Australia, Australia)</i> 10. <i>Kuddus v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary (2001): </i>A Milestone in the Expansion of Punitive Damages <i>Eleni Katsampouka (King's College London, UK)</i> 11. <i>Whiten v Pilot Insurance Co (2002): </i>How Can Something So Wrong Feel So Right? <i>ZoeÌ Sinel (University of Western Ontario, Canada)</i> 12. <i>Harris v Digital Pulse Pty Ltd (2003):</i> Equity, Penalties, Controversy and Costs <i>Mark Leeming (University of Sydney, Australia)</i> 13. <i>State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co v Campbell (2003):</i> The Misguided Legacy of Proportionality <i>Catherine M Sharkey (New York University, USA)</i> 14. <i>Mathias v Accor Economy Lodging, Inc (2003): </i>Judge Richard A Posner's Message and Method on Punitive Damages <i>Ellen M Bublick (University of Arizona, USA)</i> 15. <i>Couch v Attorney-General (No 2) (2010):</i> The Susan Couch Litigation <i>Stephen Todd (University of Canterbury, UK)</i> 15. <i>Schlenzka & Langhorne v Fountaine Pajot (2010)</i>: The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Punitive Damages Awards in France <i>SoleÌ ne Rowan (King's College London, UK)</i> 17. <i>PH Hydraulics & Engineering Pte Ltd v Airtrust (Hong Kong) Ltd (2017)</i>: Orthodoxy Rules <i>Pey Woan Lee (Singapore Management University, Singapore)</i>
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (408 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781509967032

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