This new Staudinger volume, "Torts, Volume 3," includes a comprehensive presentation of the significant attribution standards in tort law under § 830 (accessories and involved parties) and § 831 (liability for vicarious agents) of the German Civil Code. All of the important issues related to liability law are presented at the highest level of academic analysis, with a constant eye to practical relevance and under consideration of the latest literature and case law.
As part of the commentary on § 832 of the German Civil Code, the discussion concerning liability for violations of supervisory duties has been expanded, especially with respect to public institutions.
In the area of animal owners liability (§ 833 BGB), the commentary includes a consideration of newer animal uses, especially in the context of health care (e.g. horseback riding therapy). In this regard, it specifically discusses the liability privileges accorded to livestock owners under § 883, clause 2.
The commentaries regarding § 835 constitute the most comprehensive treatment on compensation for damages related to wildlife and hunting in Germany. The updated commentary on § 836 features new discussions about liability for homeowners associations. The commentaries have been thoroughly revised throughout the volume to incorporate new case law and literature.