Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems / Edition 1

Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems / Edition 1

by Arthur Best, David W. Barnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735526109

ISBN-13: 9780735526105

Pub. Date: 04/24/2003

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

If you want to have a solid foundation in the doctrine, theory, and applications of tort law when you complete your course, this accessible coursebook deserves your careful consideration. Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems presents a clear, explicit review of content, excellent case selection, and memorable, class-tested problems.

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If you want to have a solid foundation in the doctrine, theory, and applications of tort law when you complete your course, this accessible coursebook deserves your careful consideration. Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems presents a clear, explicit review of content, excellent case selection, and memorable, class-tested problems.

This concise, practical casebook was written with the needs of both instructors and students in mind:

  • the expert authors draw on their years of experience; Arthur Best is the author of the enormously successful Examples & Explanations study guide on Evidence
  • clear, direct text introduces cases and explains important concepts; nothing is hidden from the student
  • a balanced presentation of modern and classic cases includes Vaughan v. Menlove (standard of care), Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co., (the doctrine of 'incomplete privilege'), and Greenman v. Yuba Power (product liability)
  • appealing and memorable problems based on actual reported cases reinforce understanding and build analytical skills
  • the book is distinctly contemporary, reflecting the most current thinking on key issues
  • ample background information places cases and statutes in context
  • accessible notes highlight key issues, alternative perspectives, and basic theory

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735526105
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    04/24/2003
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    892
    Product dimensions:
    7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Ch. 1Introduction1
    IIn General1
    IICategories of Tort Law1
    IIIOrganization of This Book2
    IVTypical Stages of Tort Litigation2
    VHow Tort Law Works Now: An Empirical View4
    Do We Really Know Anything about the Behavior of the Tort Litigation System - And Why Not?4
    VIHow Tort Law Serves Society8
    Sixty Years of Torts: Lessons for the Future8
    The Critics and the "Crisis": A Reassessment of Current Conceptions of Tort Law11
    Ch. 2Intentional Torts15
    IIntroduction15
    IIBattery15
    IIIAssault39
    IVDefenses to Assault and Battery49
    VInfliction of Emotional Distress73
    Ch. 3Negligence: The Duty of Reasonable Care91
    IIntroduction91
    IIThe "Reasonable Person" Standard92
    IIIThe Range of Application of the Reasonable Person Standard102
    IVRecklessness130
    Ch. 4Proving Breach137
    IIntroduction137
    IIViolation of a Statute138
    IIIIndustry Custom154
    IVRes Ispa Loquitur159
    Ch. 5Legal Cause: Cause-In-Fact171
    IIntroduction171
    IIBasic Cause-in-Fact: The But-For Test172
    IIIAlternatives to the But-For Test178
    Ch. 6Limits on Liability: Duty and Proximate Cause217
    IIntroduction217
    IIDuty224
    IIIProximate Cause235
    Ch. 7Defenses283
    IIntroduction283
    IIPlaintiff's Contributory Fault283
    IIIAssumption of Risk305
    IVMitigation and Avoidable Consequences320
    VImmunities326
    VIStatutes of Limitation and Repose344
    Ch. 8Apportionment of Damages355
    IIntroduction355
    IIApportioning Damages Among Liable Defendants355
    IIIVicarious Liability387
    Ch. 9Professionals405
    IIntroduction405
    IIProfessional Standard's Basic Definition and Rationale405
    IIIApplying the Professional Standard in Medical Cases419
    IVAdditional Medical Malpractice Issues433
    VLegal Malpractice and the Professional Standard442
    Ch. 10Owners and Occupiers of Land451
    IIntroduction451
    IITraditional Rules452
    IIIModern Approaches489
    Ch. 11Special Duty Rules505
    IIntroduction505
    IIDuty to Rescue or Protect505
    IIIDuty Limited by Type of Harm528
    IVPrimary Assumption of Risk560
    Ch. 12Damages573
    IIntroduction573
    IICompensatory Damages573
    IIIPunitive Damages606
    IVAdjustments to Damages: Collateral Sources and Statutory Ceilings618
    Ch. 13Traditional Strict Liability631
    IIntroduction631
    IIInjuries Caused by Animals631
    IIISelected Dangerous Activities640
    Ch. 14Products Liability653
    IIntroduction653
    IIAllowing "Strangers" to Recover for Negligence: Abrogation of the Privity Requirement653
    IIIAllowing Recovery Without Proof of Negligence: Development of Strict Liability657
    Ch. 15Trespass and Nuisance727
    ITrespass727
    IINuisance749
    IIIRemedies760
    Ch. 16Defamation771
    IIntroduction771
    IIDefamatory Statements776
    IIIQualified and Absolute Privileges792
    IVConstitutionally Required Proof of Fault800
    Ch. 17Alternatives to Litigation829
    IIntroduction829
    IIReplacing Litigation with Insurance Systems829
    Table of Cases859
    Table of Statutes and Other Authorities871
    Index881

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