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Strict Liability and the Fair Level of Damages

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18836/2178-0587/ealr.v1n1p78-94

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Leandro M. Zanitelli1

 

Resumo: O objetivo deste artigo é determinar o montante de indenização requerido por teorias da responsabilidade civil objetiva baseadas na ideia de equidade ou fairness. Argumenta-se que, na maior parte dos casos, o referido montante é o correspondente ao seguro ótimo.

Palavras-chave: Responsabilidade Civil Objetiva; Equidade; Justiça Distributiva; Seguro Ótimo, Indenização

 

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to determine the level of compensatory damages required by fairness approaches to strict liability. It argues that, most of the time, such level is the level corresponding to optimal insurance.

Key words: Strict Liability; Enterprise Liability; Fairness; Distributive Justice; Optimal Insurance; Damages

 

1 Paper written when I was a visiting scholar at the Institut für Recht und Ökonomik at Universität Hamburg, Germany. I would like to thank the Hamburg University, the Institute of Law and Economics, and particularly the Director of the latter, Professor Thomas Eger. Financial support from CAPES and FAPERGS is acknowledged. E-mail: leandro_zanitelli@uniritter.edu.br. Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis – UniRitter
Faculdade de Direito

 

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