Edited by Mauro Bussani and Anthony J. Sebok
Chapter 17: Basics of Russian tort law
The main aspects of tort liability for harm caused by wrongful acts in Russian law are explained. The author analyzes the understanding among Russian lawyers of the “general delict”, issues of competition of claims and functions of tort liability. The concept of harm, including harm to person and harm to property, pecuniary and non-pecuniary harm, is analyzed. The notions of unlawfulness and unlawful behavior is considered, approaches to vicarious liability are described. The approach to establishing legally relevant causation, including in cases of complicated causal series, is explained. The concept of fault and the applicable test for establishing fault are described.
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