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Multiple Tortfeasors: An Economic Analysis


  • Young Robert

    (Nottingham University, Business School, UK)

  • Faure Michael

    (Metro, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

  • Fenn Paul

    (Nottingham University, Business School, UK)


This paper provides a coherent framework for classifying cases with multiple tortfeasors in relation to the efficient allocation of liability across the tortfeasors. We construct a simple model in which various tortfeasors contribute to a loss, and consider efficient liability rules under various assumptions.

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  • Young Robert & Faure Michael & Fenn Paul, 2007. "Multiple Tortfeasors: An Economic Analysis," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 111-132, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:rlecon:v:3:y:2007:i:1:n:7

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    1. Shavell, Steven, 1985. "Uncertainty over Causation and the Determination of Civil Liability," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 28(3), pages 587-609, October.
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