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“Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG: Statutory Packages in Transnational Personal Injury Cases”

Elsabe Schoeman, 2015

The assessment of damages in transnational personal injury claims poses a unique challenge for private international law theory and practice. Traditionally viewed as a procedural matter, there are strong reasons for the assessment of damages to be recognised as an integral part of a personal injury statutory package to be governed by the lex causae of the tort. This article questions the characterisation of the assessment of damages as substantive or procedural to determine which law governs such assessment, arguing that Etherton LJ’s approach, focusing on the causal connection between liability and loss, may provide a better approach to statutory packages.