Jason Neyers

Jason Neyers

BA (UWO), LLB (McGill), MST (Oxon), called to the Bar of Ontario.

Jason Neyers is a professor of law at Western University. He has published numerous papers and comments in leading law journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, the University of Toronto Law Journal, the McGill Law Journal, Legal Studies, the Canadian Bar Review, the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, the Torts Law Journal, the King’s Law Journal, the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Alberta Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence and the Insurance Law Journal. He is also a co-editor/author of eight books: Understanding Unjust Enrichment (Hart, 2004), The Law of Restitution in Canada: Cases and Materials (Emond Montgomery, 2004); Cases and Materials on Contract, 3d ed. (Emond Montgomery, 2005); Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Hart, 2007); Exploring Contract Law (Hart, 2009); Cases and Materials on Contract, 4th ed. (Emond Montgomery, 2010); The Law of Torts in Canada, 3d ed. (Carswell, 2010); Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy (Hart, 2013). His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the High Court of Australia and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Jason is the moderator of the Obligations Discussion Group (ODG), which is an international mailing list devoted to all aspects of the law of obligations and a founding member of Western University’s Tort Law Research Group. Prior to taking up his academic appointment he was a clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Books

SM Waddams, J Girgis,  JD McCamus, JW Neyers, & MA Waldron, Cases and Materials on Contracts, 5th ed (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2014). (Responsible for Ch. 3, approx. 1/5 of the book).

SGA Pitel, JW Neyers & E Chamberlain
eds, Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013).

GHL Fridman (with A Botterell, E Chamberlain, JW Neyers, & SGA Pitel),
The Law of Torts in Canada, 3d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2010) (Responsible for Ch. 11, 43 pp).

S.M. Waddams, J. McCamus, J.W. Neyers, J. Girgis & M.A. Waldron, Cases and Materials on Contract, 4th ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010). (Responsible for Ch. 3, approx. 1/5 of the book).

J.W. Neyers, S.G.A. Pitel & R. Bronaugh, eds., Exploring Contract Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009).

J.W. Neyers, E. Chamberlain & S.G.A. Pitel, eds., Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007).

S.M. Waddams, M. Trebilcock, J.W. Neyers, J. McCamus & M.A. Waldron, Cases and Materials on Contract, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2005). (Responsible for Ch. 3, 182 pp., approx. 1/5 of the book).

L.D. Smith, R. Chambers, M. McInnes, J.W. Neyers & S.G.A. Pitel, The Law of Restitution In Canada (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2004). (Responsible for Part III, 84 pp., approx. 1/5 of the book).

J.W. Neyers, M. McInnes, & S. Pitel, eds., Understanding Unjust Enrichment (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004).

Chapters in Books and Symposia

JW Neyers, “Divergence and Convergence in the Tort of Public Nuisance” in M Tilbury and A Robertson, eds, Divergences in Private Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015)

JW Neyers, 
“Causing Loss by Unlawful Means: Should the High Court of Australia follow OBG Ltd v Allan?” in S Degeling, J Edelman & J Goudkamp eds, Torts in Commercial Law (Sydney, Thomson Reuters, 2012) (24 pp).

JW Neyers,
“Explaining the Inexplicable? Four Manifestations of Abuse of Rights in English Law” in D Nolan & A Robertson, eds, Rights and Private Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011) (21 pp).

J.W. Neyers
, "Vicarious Liability" in G.H.L. Fridman, The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

J.W. Neyers, "Tate & Lyle Food & Distribution Ltd v GLC " in Charles Mitchell & Paul Mitchell, eds., Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010).

J.W. Neyers, S.G.A. Pitel & R. Bronaugh, "Introduction" in J.W. Neyers, S.G.A. Pitel & Richard Bronaugh, eds., Exploring Contract Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009) (9 pp).

J.W. Neyers, E. Chamberlain & S.G.A. Pitel, "Introduction" in J.W. Neyers, E. Chamberlain & S.G.A. Pitel eds., Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) (4 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Understanding Unjust Enrichment: An Introduction" in J.W. Neyers, M. McInnes, & S. Pitel, eds., Understanding Unjust Enrichment (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004) 1-9 (10 pp.).

Articles and Comments in Peer-Reviewed Journals

JW Neyers & Jordan Diacur, “What (is) a Nuisance?” (2011) 90 Canadian Bar Review 215-243 (29 pp).

J.W. Neyers, "The Economic Torts as Corrective Justice" (2009) 17 Torts Law Journal 162-(44 pp).

J.W. Neyers, "On the Right(s) Path" (2008) 19 King's Law Journal413-428 (16 pp).

J.W. Neyers, "Rights-Based Justifications for the Tort of Unlawful Interference with Economic Relations" (2008) 28 Legal Studies 215-33 (19 pp).

J.W. Neyers, "Explaining the Principled Exception to Privity of Contract" (2007) 52 McGill Law Journal 757-90 (34 pp).

C. Brown, S.G.A. Pitel & J.W. Neyers, "The Impact Of Recent Legal Developments On Liability Insurance" (2006) 17 Insurance Law Journal 1-64 (65 pp.), revised and updated as "The Impact Of Recent Legal Developments On Liability Insurance" (2006) 32 Advocates Quarterly 1-82 (82 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Joint Vicarious Liability in the Supreme Court of Canada" (2006) Law Quarterly Review 195-201 (7 pp.).

J. W. Neyers & Una Gabie, "Canadian Tort Law since Cooper v. Hobart: Part II" (2006) 14 Torts Law Journal 10-19 (10 pp.).

J. W. Neyers & Una Gabie, "Canadian Tort Law since Cooper v. Hobart: Part I" (2005) 13 Torts Law Journal 302-27 (26 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "A Theory of Vicarious of Liability" (2005) 43 Alberta Law Review 287-326 (49 pp.).

J.W. Neyers & D. Stevens, "Vicarious Liability in the Charity Sector" (2005) 42 Canadian Business Law Journa 371-414 (43 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Unjust Enrichment In The Supreme Court Of Canada" (2004) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 435-41 (7 pp.).

J.W. Neyers & J.M. Moncreiff, "(Mis)Understanding Estoppel?" (2003) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 429-35 (6 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "A Coherent Law of Estoppel?" (2003) Journal of Obligations & Remedies 25-41 (16 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Compound Interest and Gain-Based Damages" (2002) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 1-11 (10 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Lord Cooke of Thorndon's Final Appeal" (2002) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 265-70 (5 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Distilling Duty: The Supreme Court of Canada Amends" Anns" (2002) 118Law Quarterly Review 221-25 (4 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Canadian Corporate Law, Veil-Piercing and The Private Law Model Corporation" (2000) 50 University of Toronto Law Journal 173-240 (67 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Is There An Oppression Remedy 'Showstopper'?" (2000) 33 Canadian Business Law Journal 447-64 (17 pp.).

D. Stevens & J.W. Neyers, "What's Wrong with Restitution" in Symposium on Restitution(1999) 37 Alberta Law Journal 221-70 (49 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "Donoghue v. Stevenson and The Rescue Doctrine" (1999) 49 University of Toronto Law Journal 475-518 (43 pp.).

J.W. Neyers, "The Inconsistencies of Aristotle's Theory of Corrective Justice" (1998) 6Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 311-28 (17 pp.)

Papers in non-Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

J.W Neyers, « Explication fondées sur les droits du délit d’ingérence illicite dans les relations économiques » (2008) Proceedings of the National Judicial Institute Civil Law Seminar (Tab 12).

J.W. Neyers, Explication fondées sur les droits du délit d’ingérence illicite dans les relations économiques» (2008) Proceedings of the National Judicial Institute Civil Law Seminar (Tab 12)

Abstracts, Presentations to Professional Meetings

“Loss of Custom and Public Nuisance: The Authority of Ricket” presented at the International Remedies Discussion Forum, Université Paris Dauphine in June, 2015.

“The Future of Public Nuisance” presented at the Humboldt Private Law Workshop, Humboldt Law School, Berlin, Germany in June, 2015.

“A Rights-based Analysis of Australian Tort Law” presented at the Supreme Court of Victoria Judicial Workshop, Supreme Court of Victoria in February 2015.

“Divergence and Convergence in the Tort of Public Nuisance” presented at Obligations VII: The Common Law Of Obligations: Divergence And Convergence, The University of Hong Kong in July 2014.

 “Universal Tort Theories,” panelist at Obligations VII: The Common Law Of Obligations: Divergence And Convergence, The University of Hong Kong in July 2014.

“The Juridical Basis of Public Nuisance” presented at the Private Law Theory Workshop, Queens’s University Faculty of Law in April 2013 and at the Society of Legal Scholars (UK) Tort Law Section, University of Edinburgh in September 2013.

“The Moral Basis of Public Nuisance” presented at the Moral Values and Private Law conference, King’s College London School of Law in December 2012 and at International Remedies Discussion Forum, Monash Prato Center, Prato, Italy in June 2013.

Antrim Truck Centre and Injurious Affection When No Lands are Taken” presented to the Ontario Expropriation Association Annual Meeting, The London Club in October 2012.

“Re-Conceptualizing Public Nuisance” presented to the Obligations Discussion Group, Oxford University in June 2012.

“Modification of Contracts, Gratuitous Promises and the Meaning of Duress” presented at the National Judicial Institute Civil Law Seminar, Moncton in May 2012.

“Should the High Court of Australia follow OBG v Allan?” presented at Torts in Commercial Law, University of New South Wales in December 2010.

“Abuse of Rights in the Common Law” presented at Obligations V: Rights and Private Law, Oxford University in July 2010.

"Tate & Lyle Food & Distribution Ltd v GLC: A Landmark Case?" presented to Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort, King's College London in April 2009.

"The Economic Torts as Corrective Justice" presented to Obligations IV: The Goals of Private Law Conference, University of Singapore in July 2008.

"The Economic Torts as Corrective Justice" presented to the Hong Kong Private Law Symposium, University of Hong Kong in July 2008.

"Recent Developments in The Economic Torts" presented at the National Judicial Institute Civil Law Seminar, Ottawa in June 2008.

Panel Chair at the Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichmentconference, King's College London School of Law in April 2008.

Panel Chair at Exploring Contract Law: A Symposium,University of Western Ontario in January 2008.

"Comparing American and Canadian Views of Restitution" presented at the North American Restitution Roundtable, Washington and Lee University School of Law in December 2007.

"Rights-based Justifications for Unlawful Interference with Economic Relations: Are There Any?" presented at the Society of Legal Scholars (UK) Tort Law Section, University of Durham in September 2007.

"Explaining the Principled Exception to Privity of Contract" presented at Annual Commercial and Consumer Law Workshop, Banff in October 2006.

"The Nature of Damage" presented at Emerging Issues in Tort Law: A Conference, University of Western Ontario in June 2006.

Panel Chair at the Annual Commercial and Consumer Law Workshop, University of British Columbia in October, 2004.

"A Theory of Vicarious Liability" presented at the Society of Legal Scholars (UK) Tort Law Section, University of Sheffield in September 2004.

"Defending Juristic Reasons" presented at Understanding Unjust Enrichment: A Symposium, University of Western Ontario in January 2003.

Panel Chair at the Tort Professors of Canada Conference, Montreal in May 2002.

"A Coherent Law of Estoppel?" presented at The Law of Obligations: Connections & Boundaries Conference, University of Melbourne in February 2002.

"Coherence, Corporate Law, & Veil-Piercing" presented to the Oxford Private Law Reading Group in June 1999.

Technical Writings

C. Brown, S.G.A. Pitel & J.W. Neyers, "The Impact Of Recent Legal Developments On Liability Insurance" (August 31, 2005) a report prepared for the Insurance Bureau of Canada. (111 pp.).

Book Reviews

J. W. Neyers, "A Review of Corporate Personality in the 20th Century" (2002) 18 Banking & Finance Law Review 147-153 (6 pp.).