Volume XI: Torts | Chapter 2 (1980): Liability of One’s Own Act
1. Purpose of this chapter. – The aim of this chapter is to establish general rules governing liability for one’s own act.
Although what is to follow will often overlap with the other branches of liability – liability for the acts of certain other persons (infra ch. 3 and 4) and liability for one’s things (infra ch. 5) – it is important at the outset to have a clear idea of what is generally considered to be “the general rules on liability”.1
It is certainly easier to discover these “general rules of liability” in systems like french law,…