Essentials of Torts / Edition 2

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This comprehensive 2nd edition provides a condensed version of Statsky's "Personal Injury Litigation, 4th Edition." It provides an overview of the law of torts with a focus on the paralegal role in tort litigation. In this 2nd edition, the basics of tort law are examined and additional case studies have been provided to offer insight into some of the current "hot topic" legal issues. There is a greater attention to the role of constitutional law, particularly in the areas of civil rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. These tools also serve as a helpful on-the-job refresher for anyone working in the law of torts.
Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1158-1).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766811577
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/13/2000
  • Series: Paralegal Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William Statsky is a member of both the Ethics Committee and the Advisor Council for the National Federation of Paralegal Association and is currently an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College based in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous legal textbooks for paralegals and was a former member of the Transition Team of then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M) in Urban Affairs and a Juris Doctorate Degree (J. D.) in Law.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Tort Law and Practice. Chapter 2: Foreseeability in Tort Law. Chapter 3: Battery. Chapter 4: Assault. Chapter 5: False Imprisonment and False Arrest. Chapter 6: Misuse of Legal Process. Chapter 7: Infliction of Emotional Distress. Chapter 8: Conversion and Trespass to Chattels. Chapter 9: Strict Liability. Chapter 10: Negligence: A Summary. Chapter 11: Negligence: Duty. Chapter 12: Negligence: Breach of Duty. Chapter 13: Negligence: Proximate Cause. Chapter 14: Negligence: Damages. Chapter 15: Negligence: Defenses. Chapter 16: Products Liability. Chapter 17: Survival and Wrongful Death. Chapter 18: Torts Against and Within the Family. Chapter 19: Torts Connected with Land. Chapter 20: Defamation: Chapter 21: Invasion of Privacy. Chapter 22: Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts. Chapter 23: Additional Tort Defenses. Chapter 24: Worker's Compensation.
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