Cases, Materials and Text on Consumer Law

Ius Commune Casebooks for a Common Law of Europe

Edited by: Hans-W. Micklitz, Evelyn Terryn, Jules Stuyck

The objective of this consumer law casebook, like others in the Ius Commune series, is to help uncover common roots - notwithstanding differences in approach - of the European legal systems, with a view to strengthening the common legal heritage of Europe. The casebook covers the big legal families in the EU and contains judgments from the supreme courts and other courts of the Member States. In view of the importance of EC legislation (e.g. harmonization directives and regulations) in this field, the casebook contains much material derived from Community law, such as extracts from directives (e.g. on unfair contract terms, distance selling, doorstep selling, product liability, package holiday tours, etc.) and judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and national court decisions. Furthermore, attention is paid to the way in which, when interpreting EC directives in the consumer field, the ECJ refers to concepts common to the legal systems of the Member States and how the courts of the Member States incorporate the concepts found in the directives (as interpreted by the ECJ) in their legal systems. The casebook also compares harmonized and pre-harmonized law, especially in the case law of the Member States.


688 pages

Publication Date: 3/5/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841137490