18 March 2013, 10am
Prof Janne Laho – University of Tartu
Tortfeasor’s Fault in Estonian and European Tort Law
The Institute is pleased to announce the above lecture by Janne Laho, Professor of Law from the University of Tartu (Estonia) on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10 am.
The fault of the tortfeasor is one of the preconditions for general tort liability. There are many interesting questions relating to tortfeasor’s fault: the importance of fault-based liability in contemporary tort law, the capacity to commit fault, the meaning of fault, the burden of proving fault, etc.
Estonian tort law has two uncommon aspects concerning tortfeasor’s fault: first, by assessing an individual’s fault, a subjective standard of care must be taken into account; and second, the rule according to which the fault of the tortfeasor is presumed. The presentation gives an answer on how the principle of fault functions in Estonian legal practice.
All are welcome to attend. Please contact Sonja Akbal at email@example.com
for registration and for further details.