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Both students and instructors will welcome the new edition of Joseph W. Glannon's The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations. This popular study guide provides clear, engaging introductions to the principles of tort law, along with interesting examples that illustrate how the principles apply in typical cases.

These distinctive characteristics earned the book its reputation for effectiveness:

  • highly respected author, whose best-selling Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations has been a lifesaver for first-year students
  • uniquely entertaining writing style that captures and holds student interest
  • coverage of the standard topics from most Torts courses - intentional torts, negligence, causation, duty, damages, liability of multiple defendants, and the effect of the plaintiff's conduct
  • three-chapter section on Taking a Torts Essay Exam supplies guidance, tips, and sample exam questions and answers

The Third Edition introduces important new material:

  • two new chapters on Products Liability, one on theories of recovery in strict products liability cases and one on common defenses to strict products liability claims
  • completely updated text, with citations reflecting the most current law
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735540248
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Examples and Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 642
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Intentional Torts
• Fundamental Protections: The Tort of Battery
• The Action for Assault: A Tort Ahead of Its Time
• The Far Side of the Coin: Classic Defenses to Intentional Torts

Part Two: The Concept of Negligence
• That Odious Character: The Reasonable Person
• Borrowing Standards of Care: Violation of Statute as Negligence
• A Phrase in Latin: Res Ipsa Loquitur

Part Three: The Causation Enigma
• Reconstructing History: Determining 'Cause in Fact'
• Risks Reconsidered: Complex Issues in Establishing Factual Cause
• Drawing a Line Somewhere: Proximate Cause

Part Four: The Duty Element
• The Elusive Element of Duty: Two Principles in Search of an Exception
• Vicarious Displeasure: Claims for Indirect Infliction of Emotional Distress and Loss of Corsortium
• Caveat Actor: Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities
• Strict Products Liability: Basic Theories of Recovery
• More Products Liability: Common 'Defenses' to Strict Products Liability Claims

Part Five: Damages for Personal Injury
• Personal Injury Damages: The Elements of Compensation
• Astrological Calculations: Valuing Future Damages
• Compensating Somebody: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

Part Six: Interlude: Analyzing A Personal Injury Case
• Some Legal Anatomy: Thinking Like a Tort Lawyer

Part Seven: Liability of Multiple Defendants
• Joint and Several Liability: The Classic Rules
• Honor Among Thieves: Basic Principles of Contribution
• Please Pass the Liability: Respondeat Superior and Nondelegable Duties

Part Eight: The Effect of Plaintiff's Conduct
• The Once and Future Defense: Assumption of the Risk
• Casting the Second Stone: Comparative Negligence
• The Fracturing of the Common Law: Loss Allocation in the Comparative Negligence Era

Part Nine: Taking a Torts Essay Exam
• The Pot at the End of the Rainbow: Analyzing Torts Issues on an Essay Exam
• Dandelions in the Bluebook Garden: Six Classic Exam Writing Mistakes
• Practice Makes Perfect: Exam-ples and Explanations

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