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Article: Of Landmark and Leading Cases: Salomon’s Challenge

TitleOf Landmark and Leading Cases: Salomon’s Challenge
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-6478
Citation
Journal of Law and Society , 2014, v. 41 n. 4, p. 523-550 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article seeks to question the two dominant conceptions of `land- mark' or `leading' cases in English legal scholarship, using the House of Lords decision in Salomon v. Salomon Co Ltd. ± the most famous case in corporate law ± as a case study. It argues that neither the first dominant conception of `leading' or `landmark' cases, characterized by the analysis of the intrinsic merits of a case, nor the second, which looks at the historical contexts in which cases were decided, appears sufficient by itself to determine whether a case is landmark or canonical. Rather, we have to look at how the canonicity of a case is constructed by subsequent courts. The article seeks to advance the debate concerning the formation of landmark cases and aims to challenge certain prevailing views on the canonicity of corporate law's arguably most significant case.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214193
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.686
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.265
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dc.contributor.authorLim, WKE-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T10:53:23Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T10:53:23Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Law and Society , 2014, v. 41 n. 4, p. 523-550-
dc.identifier.issn0263-323X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214193-
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to question the two dominant conceptions of `land- mark' or `leading' cases in English legal scholarship, using the House of Lords decision in Salomon v. Salomon Co Ltd. ± the most famous case in corporate law ± as a case study. It argues that neither the first dominant conception of `leading' or `landmark' cases, characterized by the analysis of the intrinsic merits of a case, nor the second, which looks at the historical contexts in which cases were decided, appears sufficient by itself to determine whether a case is landmark or canonical. Rather, we have to look at how the canonicity of a case is constructed by subsequent courts. The article seeks to advance the debate concerning the formation of landmark cases and aims to challenge certain prevailing views on the canonicity of corporate law's arguably most significant case.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-6478-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Law and Society -
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.titleOf Landmark and Leading Cases: Salomon’s Challenge-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLim, WKE: elimwk@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLim, WKE=rp01531-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-6478.2014.00684.x-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84911917744-
dc.identifier.hkuros247317-
dc.identifier.volume41-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage523-
dc.identifier.epage550-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000345634600003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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