Tort Law for Paralegals / Edition 1

Tort Law for Paralegals / Edition 1

by George E. Guay III, Robert Cummins
     
 

Unique in perspective, this book explores tort law within the context of the litigation process. Going beyond many competing books, it defines each tort and breaks it down into its essential elements so students begin to understand how to analyze a problem of law. Significant treatment is given to negligence and a full chapter is devoted to business related torts.

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Unique in perspective, this book explores tort law within the context of the litigation process. Going beyond many competing books, it defines each tort and breaks it down into its essential elements so students begin to understand how to analyze a problem of law. Significant treatment is given to negligence and a full chapter is devoted to business related torts. Filled with illustrative cases and hypothetical scenarios, it focuses more on application instead of memorization–giving students a firm understanding of torts within the context of legal practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135000557
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Tort Law

2. Litigating a Cause of Action in Tort Law

3. The Tort of Negligence

4. Proof of Negligence

5. Defenses to Negligence

6. Premises Liability

7. Intentional Torts

8. Misrepresentation, Interference with Economic Relations and Other Business-Related Torts

9. Tort Actions in Nuisance

10. Defenses to Intentional Torts

11. Privilege and Immunity

12. Strict Liability

13. Product Liability

14. Vicarious Liability

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