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I. Introduction
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Volume XI: Torts | Chapter 3 (1977): Liability for Persons Under Supervision

Completed on 31 October 1975

Jean-Pierre Le Gall

1. Purpose of the study. – The purpose of this survey is to analyse and compare the liability which, in various legal systems, rests on certain persons for tortious acts committed by others. The reason for this form of liability is not self-evident. While it is normal and generally accepted that persons incur liability for their ow…

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Jean-Pierre Le Gall, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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