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Jane Stapleton

  • Ernest E. Smith Professor

Publications

Books

  • The Law of Obligations: Essays in Celebration of John Fleming (ed., with Peter Cane, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).
  • Product Liability (Butterworths: London, 1994).
  • Essays for Patrick Atiyah (ed., with Peter Cane, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).
  • Disease and the Compensation Debate (Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1986).

Articles

  • Unnecessary Causes, 129 Law Quarterly Review 39 (2013).
  • Factual Causation, Mesothelioma and Statistical Validity, 128 Law Quarterly Review 221 (2012).
  • The Fairchild Doctrine: Arguments on Breach and Materiality, 71 Cambridge Law Journal 24 (2012).
  • Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers, 126 Law Quarterly Review 351 (2010).
  • Factual Cause in Australia, 38 Federal Law Review 467 (2010).
  • The Two Explosive Proof-of-Causation Doctrines Central to Asbestos Claims [Symposium: The Products Liability Restatement: Was It A Success?], 74 Brooklyn Law Review 1011 (2009).
  • The Risk Architecture of the Third Restatement of Torts, 44 Wake Forest Law Review 1309 (2009).
  • Choosing What We Mean by "Causation" in the Law, 73 Missouri Law Review 433 (2008).
  • Liability for Drugs in the U.S. and E.U.: Rhetoric and Reality, 26 Review of Litigation 991 (2007).
  • Benefits of Comparative Tort Reasoning: Lost in Translation, 1 Journal of Tort Law (2007). [Reprinted as Benefits of Comparative Tort Reasoning: Lost in Translation, in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum for Lord Bingham773 (Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009); Reprinted in The Rule of Law in International and Comparative Perspective (Robert McCorquodale, ed., British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2010).]
  • Occam's Razor Reveals an Orthodox Basis for Chester v. Afshar, 122 Law Quarterly Review 426 (2006).
  • Two Causal Fictions at the Heart of U.S. Asbestos Doctrine, 122 Law Quarterly Review 189 (2006).
  • Evaluating Goldberg and Zipursky's Civil Recourse Theory, 75 Fordham Law Review 1529 (2006).
  • An Outsider's View of the Restatement of Torts, 16 Australia Product Liability Reporter 49 (2005).
  • Loss of the Chance of Cure from Cancer, 68 Modern Law Review 996 (2005).
  • The Golden Thread at the Heart of Tort Law: Protection of the Vulnerable, 24 Australian Bar Review 41 (2003). [Reprinted in Centenary Essays for the High Court of Australia 242 (Peter Cane ed.; Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths Australia, 2004); Reprinted in Portuguese in Cadernos do Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Direcito, PPGDir./UFRGS.]
  • Cause-in-Fact and the Scope of Liability for Consequences, 119 Law Quarterly Review 388 (2003).
  • Comparative Economic Loss: Lessons from Case-Law Focused "Middle Theory", 50 UCLA Law Review 531 (2002).
  • Lords a'Leaping Evidentiary Gaps, 10 Torts Law Journal 276 (2002).
  • Bugs in Anglo-American Products Liability, 53 South Carolina Law Review 1225 (2002). [Reprinted in Products Liability in Comparative Perspective 295 (Duncan Fairgrieve, ed., New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005).]
  • Legal Cause: Cause-in-Fact and the Scope of Liability for Consequences, 54 Vanderbilt Law Review 941 (2001).
  • Civil Prosecutions Part 2: Civil Claims for Killing and Rape, 8 Torts Law Journal 15 (2000).
  • Restatement (Third) of Torts: Product Liability, an Anglo-American Perspective, 39 Washburn Law Journal 363 (2000).
  • Valuer Liability and Normal Expectancies, 7 Torts Law Journal 296 (1999).
  • Private Law and Institutional Competition, 9 Otago Law Review 519 (1999).
  • Comparing Australian Product Liability with ER and US, IBA Section on Business Law Conference (Barcelona, Spain, 1999). [Reprinted in 28 International Business Lawyer 195 (2000); Reprinted in 10 Australian Product Liability Reporter 69 (2000)].
  • Good Faith in Private Law, 52 Current Legal Problems 1 (1999).
  • Civil Prosecutions Part 1: Double Jeopardy and Abuse of Process, 7 Torts Law Journal 244 (1999).
  • Risk-Taking by Commercial Lenders, 115 Law Quarterly Review 527 (1999).
  • The Conceptual Imprecision of "Strict" Product Liability, 6 Torts Law Journal 1 (1998).
  • Products Liability in the United Kingdom: The Myths of Reform, 34 Texas International Law Journal 45 (1998).
  • Negligent Valuers and Falls in the Property Market, 113 Law Review Quarterly 1 (1997).
  • The Normal Expectancies Measure in Tort Damages, 113 Law Review Quarterly 257 (1997).
  • Tort, Insurance and Ideology, 58 Modern Law Review 820 (1995) [reprinted in Governing Risks, Pat O'Malley, ed., Ashgate: Burlington, VT, 2006].
  • Duty of Care: Perpheral Parties and Alternative Opportunities for Deterrence, 111 Law Quarterly Review 301 (1995).
  • Minimum Directives: Do Not Be Misled, 110 Law Quarterly Review 213 (1994).
  • A Personal Evaluation of the Implementation of the EEC Directive (85/374/EEC) on Products Liability, 1 Torts Law Journal 90 (1993).
  • Duty of Care and Economic Loss: A Wider Agenda, 107 Law Quarterly Review 249 (1991).
  • Software, Information and the Concept of 'Product,' 89 Tel Aviv Studies in Law 147 (1989).
  • Law, Causation and Common Sense, 8 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 111 (1988).
  • The Gist of Negligence, Part 1: Minimum Actionable Damage, 104 Law Quarterly Review 213 (1988).
  • The Gist of Negligence, Part 2: The Relationship Between "Damage" and Causation, 104 Law Review Quarterly 389 (1988).
  • Products Liability Reform: Real or Illusory?, 6 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 392 (1986).
  • Compensating Victims of Disease, 5 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 248 (1985).

Reviews

  • Book Review, 126 Law Quarterly Review 487 (2010) (reviewing Product Liability Law in Transition: A Central European Perspective, by Magdalena Tulibacka).
  • Book Review, 122 Law Quarterly Review 695 (2006) (reviewing Products Liability by David G. Owen).
  • Book Review, 120 Law Quarterly Review 524 (2004) (reviewing Pure Economic Loss in Europe, ed. by M. Bussani & V. Palmer).
  • Book Review, 66 Modern Law Review 308 (2003) (reviewing Tort Liability under Uncertainty, by Ariel Porat & Alex Stein).
  • Book Review, 116 Law Quarterly Review 506 (2000) (reviewing Causation and Risk in the Law of Torts: Scientific Evidence and Medicinal Product Liability by Richard Goldberg).

Contributions

  • Reflections on Common Sense Causation in Australia, in Torts in Commercial Law (Simone Degeling, et al, Sydney: Thomson Reuters, 2011).
  • Causation in the Law, in The Oxford Handbook of Causation at 744 (Helen Beebee, Peter Menzies & Chris Hitchcock eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Product Liability, in The New Oxford Companion to the Law at 938 (Peter F. Cane & Joanne Conaghan eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Diseases, Liability for, in The New Oxford Companion to the Law at 333 (Peter F. Cane & Joanne Conaghan eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Causation, in The New Oxford Companion to the Law at 105 (Peter F. Cane & Joanne Conaghan eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Extra Contractual Recovery of Pure Economic Loss in Europe, in European Tort Law: Eastern and Western Perspectives, at 225 (Mauro Bussani, ed.; Berne, Switzerland: Stämpfli Publishers Ltd., 2007).
  • Controlling the Future of the Common Law by Restatement, in Exploring Tort Law 262 (M. Stuart Madden ed.; Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
  • Regulating Torts, in Regulating Law 122 (Christine Parker et al. eds.; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
  • BSE, CJD, Mass Infections and the 3rd U.S. Restatement, in International Perspectives on Consumers' Access to Justice 128 (C.E.F. Rickett & T.G.W. Telfer eds.; Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
  • Unpacking Causation, in Relating to Responsibility: Essays for Tony Honoré on his Eightieth Birthday 145 (Peter Cane and John Gardner, eds., Portland, Ore.: Hart Publishing, 2001).
  • Scientific and Legal Approaches to Causation, in Causation in Law and Medicine 14 (Ian Freckelton and Danuta Mendelson, eds., Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2001).
  • Pure Economic Loss: A Judicial Exemplar, in Gerard V. La Forest at the Supreme Court of Canada, 1985-1997 449 (Rebecca Johnson et al, eds., Canadian Legal History Project for the Supreme Court of Canada Historical Society, 2000).
  • Perspectives on Causation, in Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence, 4th Series 61 (Jeremy Horder, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).
  • Duty of Care Factors: A Selection from the Judicial Menus, in The Law of Obligations: Essays in Honour of John Fleming 59 (Peter Cane and Jane Stapleton, eds., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998).
  • A New Seascape for Obligations: Reclassification on the Basis of the Basis of Measure of Damages, in Classification of Obligations 193 (Peter Birks, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).
  • In Restraint of Tort, in The Frontiers of Liability, Vol. 2 83 (Peter Birks, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
  • Three Problems with the New Product Liability, in Essays for Patrick Atiyah 257 (eds. Jane Stapleton and Peter Cane, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1991).

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