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II. Torts Between Spouses
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 9 (1998): Intra-Family Torts

Completed December 1996

Salvatore Patti

A. Interspousal Immunity

5. Interspousal immunity in Anglo-American law. – The problem of tort liability between spouses has been the subject matter of study in the anglo-american systems more than in others. For a long historical period the fact situation was seemingly regulated by the application of the rules of immunity. Until very recently, one spouse could no…

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Salvatore Patti, “II. Torts Between Spouses”, 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 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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