Essentials of Torts / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401879648
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 732,521
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

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Table of Contents

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.

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