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Economic torts (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Pittard

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Tortious interference with trading and other interests. (1) Negligent infliction of economic loss by careless acts and statements. (2) Deliberate infliction of economic loss: interference with contractual relations, civil conspiracy, intimidation and causing loss by unlawful means. (3) Situations where the plaintiff complains that the defendant has by misrepresentation made an economic gain which properly belongs to the plaintiff by virtue of the latter's own labours. Injurious falsehood and passing off. The impact of trade practices legislation will be considered.

Assessment: Research assignment (3750 words): 50% + Class participation: 10% + Examination (1.5 hours) or take-home examination (3000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: Two 3-hour classes per week

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