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Economic Negligence: The Recovery of Pure Economic Loss, Sixth Edition
By: Bruce Feldthusen, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.
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Economic Negligence: The Recovery of Pure Economic Loss, 6th Edition draws upon the law of Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand to provide a comprehensive treatment of this area of tort law. The work includes chapters devoted to each major category of economic loss: • Negligent misrepresentation • Negligent performance of a service • Damages relating to defective products or building structures • Relational economic loss • Liability of statutory public authorities Each chapter provides an up-to-date assessment complete with the latest developments, as well as commentary and analysis to help find practical solutions to problems in recovering pure economic loss in each category. Now revised and updated, since publication of the first edition in 1984, Economic Negligence has been the essential guide for practitioners and students for understanding the complex issues surrounding claims for economic loss. The sixth edition updates the case law, legislation, and scholarly discourse on the policies surrounding the recovery of economic loss. The new edition provides a complete and up to date analysis of the area, analyzing the most recent cases and pointing toward future developments.
About the Author
Bruce Feldthusen, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., is Dean of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He has taught torts, administrative law, remedies and human rights in Canada, the United States and Australia. Dean Feldthusen’s analysis of pure economic loss has been adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada and now provides the organizing framework for all negligence actions in the field. He was one of the first legal academics in the world to study and write about civil remedies for victims of sexual assault. Dean Feldthusen was the research director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission’s 1989 study on Exemplary Damages, which has been cited with approval and adopted in many common law jurisdictions in Canada and abroad. He has also written in the area of equality theory and human rights law. He has litigated a number of public interest cases on a pro bono basis, frequently acts as a litigation consultant, and has helped prepare numerous Supreme Court of Canada factums and arguments over the past decade. He is the author of Economic Negligence: The Recovery of Pure Economic Loss, 4th Edition (Carswell).