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ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting material, this book focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS includes topics that are relevant for today's readers such as the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter to clarify important concepts and reinforce difficult material.
1. Introduction to Tort Law and Practice. 2. Foreseeability In Tort Law. 3. Battery. 4. Assault. 5. False Imprisonment and False Arrest. 6. Misuse of Legal Proceedings. 7. Infliction of Emotional Distress. 8. Conversion and Trespass to Chattels. 9. Strict Liability. 10. Negligence: A Summary. 11. Negligence: Element I: Duty. 12. Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty (Unreasonableness). 13. Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause. 14. Negligence: Element IV: Damages. 15. Negligence: Defenses. 16. Products Liability. 17. Survival and Wrongful Death. 18. Torts Against and Within the Family. 19. Torts Connected with Land. 20. Defamation. 21. Invasion of Privacy. 22. Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts. 23. Additional Tort Defenses. 24. Workers' Compensation. Appendix: Automobile Insurance. Glossary. Index.