Die laesio enormis und der dolus re ipsa heute: die Verschuldensfrage

Grebieniow, Aleksander (2017). Die laesio enormis und der dolus re ipsa heute: die Verschuldensfrage. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, 85(Issue 1-2), pp. 192-229. Brill

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The mediaeval interpreters of Roman law have worked out the dolus re ipsa-concept to explain the mysterious laesio enormis (C. 4.44.2 [a. 285]). The inequality in exchange has been supposed then to be a result of malicious undertaking, for which paradoxically, no one was personally liable (Ulp. 45 ad Sab. D. 45.1.36). In course of time, the incorporation of laesio enormis into the scheme of dolus turned into a presumption of a malicious act on the part of the enriched party, even though, the laesio enormis is free from subjective criteria. It is astonishing how little the dolus re ipsa is discussed, although the modern paradigm for correcting inequality in exchange is based on same assumptions. This ‘Wiederkehr der Rechtsfigur’ certainly deserves more attention.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Legal Theory and History of Law > Institute of Roman Law

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Grebieniow, Aleksander


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law








Linda De Maddalena

Date Deposited:

05 Sep 2016 14:17

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06 Mar 2019 09:38



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