Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking

A Compassionate, Widely-Available Option for Hastening Death

Author: Timothy E. Quill

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Many people who are experiencing unacceptable suffering or deterioration in the present, or who fear them in the near future, do not know their full range of options to hasten death. This is particularly true if they live in jurisdictions that do not allow a physician assisted death - over forty jurisdictions in the U.S. and most countries across the world. Though VSED is readily available, and not illegal, most people are unaware of it as an option. The informationin this book is vital to those considering their options either hypothetically or in real time, providing an integrated, balanced, and nuanced exploration of VSED with contributions from legal, medical, and ethical experts.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Author: Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Publisher: Thomson West


Category: Admiralty

Page: 961

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This Hornbook is a handy, streamlined one-volume abridgement of the 5th edition of Schoenbaum's comprehensive Practitioners' treatise on Admiralty and Maritime Law. The Hornbook covers the essential topics of jurisdiction, admiralty rules and practice, maritime torts, seamen's remedies, maritime workers' compensation, carriage of goods by sea in international trade, charter parties, towage, pilotage, salvage, collision and limitation of liablility. Ideal for students and those wanting an introduction to this important field of law, this book places emphasis on the international aspects of maritime law.

Aspen Treatise for Contract Law and Theory

Author: Eric A. Posner

Publisher: Aspen Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 416

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Contract Law and Theory, Second Edition conveys a grasp of theory and policy that makes all of the contract rules easier to understand. By explaining and applying contract theory to a wide range of contracts cases, Eric Posner reveals not only the "what" of doctrine but also the "why" -- why one rule rather than another makes sense from a policy perspective. An understanding of what contract theory is and how it is applied will help you to understand not only Contracts, as taught in law school, but also the many areas of law in which contractual ideas operate, such as bankruptcy law, secured transactions, and corporate law. An exciting new Student Treatise from an eminent authority, Contract Law and Theory, Second Edition features: Complete coverage of contracts that includes the principal cases covered in most first-year contracts courses A general explication of the rules of contract that begins with the simplest ideas and gradually builds in complexity A consistent emphasis on the application of theory to doctrine, through analysis of a rich selection of cases A readable and expert treatment of the role of economics in contract law Illustrative examples that point to noteworthy cases Suitability for use alongside any casebook

The German Law of Torts

A Comparative Treatise

Author: Basil S Markesinis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 1114

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Since its first appearance in 1986 this book has won uniform praise from many of the world's leading comparatists,has been acclaimed by senior judges and has been cited by the courts of many countries. This new edition of the work, substantially re-written and systematically up-dated, contains over 150 leading judgments, most translated in their entirety, along with references to over 2000 other decisions from Germany and the Common law world. While the book remains an ideal tool for teaching comparative torts and comparative methodology, the fact that it has been extensively rewritten and enlarged now also makes it an indispensable source of inspiration for those with a professional interest in tort litigation and tort reform. Topics discussed include economic loss, psychiatric injury, wrongful birth, life and sterilisation cases, products liability, traffic accidents, accidents at work, environmental liability and compensation for personal injuries and death.

Scholars of Tort Law

Author: James Goudkamp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 424

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The publication of Scholars of Tort Law marks the beginning of a long overdue rebalancing of private law scholarship. Instead of concentrating on judicial decisions and academic commentary only for what that commentary says about judicial decisions, the book explores the contributions of scholars of tort law in their own right. The work of a selection of leading scholars of tort law from across the common law world, ranging from Thomas Cooley (1824–1898) to Patrick Atiyah (1931–2018), is addressed by eminent current scholars in the field. The focus of the contributions is on the nature of the work produced by each of the scholars in question, important influences on their work, and the influence which that work in turn had on thinking about tort law. The process of subjecting tort law scholarship to sustained analysis provides new insights into the intellectual development of tort law and reveals the important role played by scholars in that development. By focusing on the work of influential tort scholars, the book serves to emphasise the importance of legal scholarship to the development of the common law more generally.

Wharton's Law Lexicon

Forming an Epitome of the Laws of England Under Statute and Case Law, and Containing Explanations of Technical Terms and Phrases, Ancient, Modern, and Commercial, with Selected Titles from the Civil, Scots, and Indian Law

Author: John Jane Smith Wharton



Category: Law

Page: 952

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