Studies in American Tort Law / Edition 3

Studies in American Tort Law / Edition 3

by Vincent R. Johnson, Alan Gunn, Alan Gunn
     
 

A careful mix of law, policy, ethics, and economics, Studies in American Tort Law is designed for first-year torts courses. Recognizing that torts is a prime battleground for social policy, this book seeks to reflect not only the current rules on injury compensation, but also the policy choices underlying those rules. Within a clear, doctrinal framework, a range of… See more details below

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A careful mix of law, policy, ethics, and economics, Studies in American Tort Law is designed for first-year torts courses. Recognizing that torts is a prime battleground for social policy, this book seeks to reflect not only the current rules on injury compensation, but also the policy choices underlying those rules. Within a clear, doctrinal framework, a range of views is presented, reflecting dominant themes in tort law. Students are introduced to, but not overwhelmed with, law and economics. Economic analysis is employed when particularly useful (e.g., in connection with the negligence balancing test, strict liability, and calculation of damages). The law-and-economics notes can be used as a starting point for classroom discussion, or they can be allowed to stand on their own, without need for elaboration. The fourth edition includes: * Comprehensive citations to the Restatement, Third, of Torts * The latest Supreme Court precedent on punitive damages and preemption * Readable statutory excerpts reflecting new legislative developments * Careful attention to ethical issues in the practice of law * Scores of citations to new court decisions * Several new principal cases. The fourth edition is completely up-to-date to 2009, including a rich selection of materials reflecting the abundance of important recent developments in tort law. A comprehensive teacher's manual updated for the fourth edition, Teaching Torts, will be available. Mastering Torts: A Student's Guide to the Law of Torts (4th ed.), a short narrative text which parallels the casebook, assists students to fully understand this area of law. A Power Point file containing roughly 200 slides corresponding to Studies inAmerican Tort Law is available to adopting professors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594600340
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
1120
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1An overview of modern tort liability : intentional injury, failure to exercise care, and strict liability3
Ch. 2Basic intentional torts41
Ch. 3Defenses and privileges135
Ch. 4Damages181
Ch. 5Negligence : basic principles237
Ch. 6Proving negligence331
Ch. 7Factual causation363
Ch. 8Proximate causation419
Ch. 9Limited duty : failure to act471
Ch. 10Limited duty : premises liability533
Ch. 11Limited duty : negligent infliction of severe emotional distress577
Ch. 12Limited duty : alcohol-related injuries615
Ch. 13Torts involving conception, pregnancy, birth, and adoption631
Ch. 14Strict liability657
Ch. 15Products liability699
Ch. 16Defenses based on plaintiff's conduct763
Ch. 17Joint tortfeasors807
Ch. 18Immunities837
Ch. 19Statutes of limitations861
Ch. 20Interference with possession or use of land : trespass and nuisance879
Ch. 21Misrepresentation923
Ch. 22Defamation965
Ch. 23Invasion of privacy1033

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