Introduction to Causation, Liability and Apportionment: Comparative Interdisciplinary Perspectives

12 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2016

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Richard W. Wright

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Florence G'sell

University of Lorraine

Samuel Ferey

University of Lorraine

Date Written: April 15, 2016

Abstract

This Introduction summarizes the discussions of causation, liability and apportionment from philosophical, legal and economic perspectives by leading authors from various common and civil law jurisdictions. The papers, which are being published in English in the Chicago-Kent Law Review and in French by Bruylant, are based on presentations at an international conference in September 2014 before an audience of judges, academics and practicing lawyers in the Grand Chambre of the Cour de Cassation (the highest court in France for civil and criminal cases) and at the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), The organizers of and participants in the Paris conference were especially appreciative of and honored by the agreement of the Premier Président of the Cour de Cassation, Bertrand Louvel, to provide a welcoming speech to open the conference and to have it published in the conference proceedings. Unusually and perhaps uniquely, his speech contains significant comments on the Cour de Cassation's treatment of these issues.

Suggested Citation

Wright, Richard W. and G'sell, Florence and Ferey, Samuel, Introduction to Causation, Liability and Apportionment: Comparative Interdisciplinary Perspectives (April 15, 2016). Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2765829

Richard W. Wright (Contact Author)

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Florence G'sell

University of Lorraine ( email )

Lorraine
France

Samuel Ferey

University of Lorraine ( email )

Lorraine
France

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