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Restitutionary Rights to Share in Damages
Carers' Claims


  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036962

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  • Rights and obligations can arise, amongst other things, in tort or in unjust enrichment. Simone Degeling deals with the phenomenon whereby a stranger to litigation is entitled to participate in the fruits of that litigation. Two prominent examples of this phenomenon are the carer, entitled to share in the fund of damages recovered by a victim of tort, and the indemnity insurer, entitled to participate in the fruits of the insured's claim against the wrongdoer. Degeling demonstrates that both are rights raised to reverse unjust enrichment. Careful examination of these two categories reveals the existence of a novel policy-motivated unjust factor called the policy against accumulation. Degeling argues that this is an unjust factor of broad application, applying to configurations other than that of the carer and the indemnity insurer. This will interest restitution and tort lawyers, both academic and practitioner, as well as academic institutions and court libraries.

    • Identifies an unjust factor called the policy against accumulation
    • Detailed analysis of the position of a carer of a victim of tort
    • Explains the right of a third party, a stranger to the litigation, to share in the fund of damages recovered
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    “It is written with great lucidity, a clear appreciation of some of its own controversies, and to high standards of scholarship … it provides an important contribution to the debate about how carer rights should be configured in the context of tort litigation.' Law Quarterly Review

    '… careful analysis and thoughtful proposals …' Ken Oliphant, Cardiff University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036962
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Table of cases
    List of key works
    1. Introduction
    Part I:
    2. Three leading carer cases
    3. Claims based on contractual and non-contractual promises to pay
    4. The carer's claim in unjust enrichment
    5. The carer's claim in tort
    Part II:
    6. Direct claims: the problem remains unsolved
    7. Insurance subrogation analogy
    8. The policy against accumulation
    Part III:
    9. The proprietary claim
    10. Conclusion

  • Author

    Simone Degeling, University of Nottingham

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