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Title Mixed jurisdictions compared : private law in Louisiana and Scotland / edited by Vernon Valentine Palmer and Elspeth Christie Reid.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 424 pages)
Series Edinburgh studies in law ; v. 6
Edinburgh studies in law ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Praedial servitudes / Kenneth G.C. Reid -- Title conditions in restraint of trade / John A. Lovett -- Servitudes : extinction by non-use / Roderick R.M. Paisley -- Inheritance and the surviving spouse / Ronald J. Scalise Jr. -- Ownership of trust property in Scotland and Louisiana / James Chalmers -- The legal regulation of adult domestic relationships / Kenneth McK Norrie -- Impediments to marriage in Scotland and Louisiana : an historical-comparative investigation / J.-R. Trahan -- Contracts of intellectual gratification : a Louisiana-Scotland creation / Vernon Valentine Palmer -- The effect of unexpected circumstances on contracts on Scots and Louisiana law / Laura J. Macgregor -- Hunting promissory estoppel / David V. Snyder -- Unjustified enrichment, subsidiarity and contract / Hector L. MacQueen -- Causation as an element of delict/tort in Scots and Louisiana law / Martin A. Hogg -- Personality rights : a study in difference / Elspeth Christie Reid.
Summary Returning to a theme featured in some of the earlier volumes in the Edinburgh Studies in Law series, this volume offers an in-depth study of 'mixed jurisdictions' - legal systems which combine elements of the Anglo-American Common Law and the European Civil Law traditions. This new collection of essays compares key areas of private law in Scotland and Louisiana. In thirteen chapters, written by distinguished scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, it explores not only legal rules but also the reasons for the rules, discussing legal history, social and cultural factors, and the law in practice, in order to account for patterns of similarity and difference. Contributions are drawn from the Law Schools of Tulane University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, the American University Washington DC, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Strathclyde and Edinburgh.
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Subject Civil law -- Scotland.
Civil law -- Louisiana.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Palmer, Vernon V.
Reid, Elspeth (Elspeth Christie)
Other Form: Print version: Mixed jurisdictions compared. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009 9780748638864 (DLC) 2010398750 (OCoLC)320798563
ISBN 9780748642120 (electronic bk.)
0748642129 (electronic bk.)