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(p. 874) 25. Other Remedies and Multiple Liabilities 

(p. 874) 25. Other Remedies and Multiple Liabilities
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(p. 874) 25. Other Remedies and Multiple Liabilities
Author(s):

Simon Deakin

, Angus Johnston

, and Basil Markesinis

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199591985.003.0025
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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter discusses the following: injunctions, damages in lieu of an injunction, and joint and concurrent liability. An action for damages lies after a tort has been committed. An injunction is sought to prevent the continuance of a tort or in anticipation of a threatened tort. It is an order commanding the discontinuance of some activity or forbidding the causing of damage. Where a court could issue an injunction, but decides against doing so, it may award damages in lieu. This power was originally conferred by section 2 of the Chancery Amendment Act 1858 (Lord Cairns’ Act) and has been continued by later legislation.

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