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

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

by Arthur Best, David W. Barnes
     
 

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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

  • 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

    SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • Intentional Torts
    • Negligence: The Duty of Reasonable Care
    • Proving Breach
    • Legal Cause: Cause-in-Fact
    • Limits on Liability: Duty to Proximate Cause
    • Defenses
    • Appointment of
    • Damages
    • Professionals
    • Landowners and Landlords
    • Special Duty Rules
    • Damages
    • Traditional Strict Liability
    • Products Liability
    • Trespass and Nuisance
    • Defamation
    • Replacing and Reforming Litigation

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