Food and Tort law in common law and in civil law
4th International Conference on Food Science and Technology
April 08-09, 2019 | Zurich, Switzerland
Domitilla Vanni di San Vincenzo
University of Palermo, Italy
Keynote : J Food Technol Pres
The research aims to analyse English and Italian caselaw in matter of tort law exploring differences and analogies between the two considered legal systems.Since Donoghue v Stevenson case (1932) in English Law and Saiwa case (1964) in Italian law, both House of Lords and Court of Cassazione judgments confirm the extraordinary relevance of food in opening up new frontiers of tort liability. This strong connection between food and tort law may origin from the deep link existing between food and human life in its different aspects so that both in common law and in civil law systems it is to be presumed that damages deriving from defects in the packaging of food - geopardizing human health - in the past have attracted Courts' attention and have become the way through which tort law has broadened its frontiers, increasing the instruments of legal protection and anticipating European Union Directive 1985/374 in matter of product liability.
Domitilla Vanni di San Vincenzo is aggregate professor and researcher Comparative Law in University of Palermo, department of Legal Sciences, Italy; (2010) professor of European Union Law in post-graduate school for access to Legal professions, University of Palermo, Italy; (2006) Q.C. Attorney at Law, Member of the Italian State Bar, practicing in Supreme Italian Court; (2008) Member of Scientific Board of the Review “Il diritto di famiglia e delle persone”, Giuffrè editor; (2013) Member of Scientific Board of “Collana di studi di diritto processuale civile e comparato”, Aracne editor; (2013) Secretary of Sicilian Section of SIRD “Società Italiana per la ricerca nel diritto comparator”, founded by emeritus Professor Rodolfo Sacco. She has written some essays in matter of family law, assisted reproduction, class action, punitive damages, professional liability, judicial liability, unfair terms in contract, privacy and two books in matter of privacy: (2012) “Riservatezza e privacy: un’indagine comparatistica” and (2012) “La protezione dei dati personali in prospettiva comparatistica”.
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