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Misfeasance in a Public Office
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7052-3
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 240 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Publisher: Carswell
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A comprehensive study of the tort of misfeasance in a public office in Canada and other Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Misfeasance in a Public Office provides a comprehensive study of the tort of misfeasance in a public office in Canada and other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Misfeasance is a unique tort in that it applies only to public officers, and so exists at the intersection of private and public law. Since the House of Lords' decision in Three Rivers v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No 3) (2001) and the Supreme Court of Canada's decision inOdhavji Estate v. Woodhouse (2003), misfeasance has been pleaded with increasing frequency and in situations covering a wide range of official misconduct. This book provides an organizational framework for the tort and a thorough catalogue of its application in specific cases. It also provides a theoretical foundation that clarifies the underlying purposes of misfeasance in a public office, its relationship to other areas of law, and its present and future role in the modern administrative state.
About the Author
Erika Chamberlain (LL.B. (Dist.) Western 2001; Ph.D. Cambridge 2009) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her appointment, she served as clerk to Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Her teaching and research focus on tort law, equity, and impaired driving law. She has published in leading legal and public health journals, was co-editor of Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007) and Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy, and co-author of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). Dr. Chamberlain was named Professor of the Year by Western Law's Student Legal Society in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013.
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