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• Development of Liability Based Upon Fault
• Intentional Interference with Person or Property
• Privileges
• Negligence
• Causation in Fact
• Proximate or Legal Cause
• Joint Tortfeasors
• Limited Duty
• Owners and Occupiers of Land
• Damages
• Wrongful Death and Survival
• Defenses
• Imputed Negligence
• Strict Liability
• Products Liability
• Nuisance
• Defamation
• Privacy
• Civil Rights
• Misuse of Legal Procedure
• Misrepresentation
• Interference with Advantageous Relationships
• Some Unclassified Torts
• Compensation Systems as Substitutes for Tort Law

Table of Cases

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976035107
  • Publisher: Precedent Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

EasyFlow™ Charts xv

Chapter 1 Development of Liability Based upon Fault 1

I Definition 1

II Dealing with Tort Law 1

Case Clips 2

Chapter 2 Intentional Interference with Person or Property 5

I Intent 5

II Battery 6

III Assault 7

IV False Imprisonment 8

V Intentional Infliction of Mental Distress 9

VI Trespass to Land 10

VII Trespass to Chattels 10

VIII Conversion 11

Case Clips 13

Chapter 3 Privileges 29

I Consent 29

II Self-Defense 31

III Defense of Others 31

IV Defense of Property 31

V Recovery of Property 32

VI Necessity 33

VII Authority of Law 34

VIII Discipline 34

IX Justification in General 34

Case Clips 35

Chapter 4 Neglience 43

I Generally 43

II Elements of Cause of Action 43

III Unreasonable Risk of harm 43

IV Standard of Care 44

V Rules of Law 47

VI Violation of Statutes 47

VII Proof of Negligence 48

Case Clips 50

Chapter 5 Causation in Fact 79

I Sine Qua Non ("But For" Causation) 79

II Proof of Causation 79

III Concurrent Causes 79

Case Clips 81

Chapter 6 Proximate or Legal Cause 89

I Introduction 89

II Unforeseeable Consequences 89

III Intervening Causes 90

IV Shifting Responsibility 91

Case Clips 92

Chapter 7 Joint Tortfeasors 103

I Liability and Joinder of Defendants 103

II Satisfaction and Release 104

III Contribution 104

IV Indemnity 104

Case Clips 106

Chapter 8 Limited Duty 111

I Generally 111

II Mental Disturbance and Resulting Injury 111

III Failure to Act 112

IV Unborn Children 113

V Privity of Contract 114

Case Clips 115

Chapter 9 Owners and Occupiers of Land 125

I Outside the Premises 125

II On the Premises 125

III Lessor and Lessee 127

IVVendors of Land 128

Case Clips 129

Chapter 10 Damages 137

I Actual Damages 137

II Types of Recoverable Damages 137

III Nonrecoverable Damages 137

IV Taxation and Damages 138

V Collateral Source Rule 138

VI Mitigation of Damages 138

VII Punitive Damages 139

Case Clips 140

Chapter 11 Wrongful Death and Survival 149

I Under Common Law 149

II Statutory Changes 149

Case Clips 150

Chapter 12 Defenses 153

I Contributory Negligence 153

II Last Clear Chance 154

III Comparative Negligence 155

IV Assumption of Risk 155

V Statutes of Limitations 156

VI Immunity 157

Case Clips 160

Chapter 13 Imputed Negligence 177

I Vicarious Liability 177

II Imputed Contributory Negligence 179

Case Clips 180

Chapter 14 Strict Liability 185

I Harm Caused by Animals 185

II Ultrahazardous Activities 85

Case Clips 187

Chapter 15 Products Liability 193

I Negligence 193

II Warranty 194

III Strict Products Liability 196

IV Types of Defects 196

Case Clips 199

Chapter 16 Nuisance 217

I Introduction 217

II Public Nuisance 217

III Private Nuisance 217

IV Remedies 218

V Defenses 218

Case Clips 220

Chapter 17 Defamation 229

I Nature of a Defamatory Communication 229

II Libel and Slander 229

III Publication 230

IV Basis of Liability 230

V Defenses 232

VI Remedies 232

Case Clips 234

Chapter 18 Privacy 251

I Private Facts 251

II Appropriation 251

III Intrusion upon Seclusion 252

IV False Light 252

V Defenses 252

VI Damages 253

Case Clips 254

Chapter 19 Civil Rights 263

Case Clips 264

Chapter 20 Misuse of Legal Procedure 265

I Malicious Prosecution 265

II Wrongful Civil Proceedings 266

III Abuse of Process 266

Case Clips 267

Chapter 21 Misrepresentation 271

I Introduction 271

II Concealment and Nondisclosure 271

III Basis of Liability 272

IV Reliance and Opinion 272

V Law 272

VI Prediction and Intention 273

VII Damages 273

Case Clips 274

Chapter 22 Interference with Advantageous Relationships 287

I Injurious Falsehood 287

II Interference with an Existing Contract 288

III Interference with a Prospective Advantage 289

IV Interference with Family Relations 289

Case Clips 291

Chapter 23 Some Unclassified Torts 299

I Torts "Implied" from Legislative Provisions 299

II Prima Facie Tort 299

III Other Torts 299

Case Clips 300

Chapter 24 Compensation Systems as Substitutes for Tort Law 303

I Employment Injuries 303

II Automobile Accident Injuries 303

Case Clips 304

Table of Cases 311

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