Third-Party Liability of Classification Societies
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Third-Party Liability of Classification Societies : A Comparative Perspective

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With the worldwide upsurge of lawsuits against classification societies, their liability towards third parties has become one of the most contentious issues in contemporary maritime law. Against this background, the authors analyze potential third-party claims and examine to what extent classification societies may limit their liability. The study highlights the development in Australian, English, French, New Zealand, U.S. and German law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 125 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 7.87mm | 231g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XVII, 125 p.
  • 3540261842
  • 9783540261841

Table of contents

The Role of Classification Societies in the Shipping Industry.- Third-Party Liability of Classification Societies in Selected Legal Systems.- The Basis for Liability under German Law.- The Extent of Liability under German Law - Selected Issues.- Conclusion.
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