Tort Law for Paralegals / Edition 2

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Summary of Contents

• An Introduction to Tort Law

• Intentional Torts

• Defenses to Intentional Torts

• Introduction to Negligence

• Duty

• Breach of Duty under Negligence Law

• Proximate Cause

• Damages

• Defenses to Negligence

• Strict Liability and Products Liability

• Defamation

• Malpractice

• Insurance

• Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Business Torts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735558380
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 476

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Tort Law 1
I Introduction to a Torts Case 1
II Tort Law Compared to Other Forms of Law 4
III Tort Law Compared to Other Areas of Law 7
IV A Short History of Tort Law 8
V Bringing a Tort Case 10
VI Discovery in Civil Cases 12
VII The Trial of a Civil Case 14
VIII Alternative Dispute Resolution 17
IX Appeals 18
Ch. 2 Intentional Torts 29
Ch. 3 Defenses to Intentional Torts 59
Ch. 4 Introduction to Negligence 87
Ch. 5 Duty 115
Ch. 6 Breach of Duty under Negligence Law 143
Ch. 7 Proximate Cause 167
Ch. 8 Damages 197
Ch. 9 Defenses to Negligence 227
Ch. 10 Strict Liability and Products Liability 259
Ch. 11 Defamation 293
Ch. 12 Malpractice 323
Ch. 13 Insurance 357
Ch. 14 Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Business Torts 387
App. A: Client Material/Documents 421
App. B: Correspondence 425
App. C: Pleading 427
App. D: Discovery 435
App. E: Medical 444
Glossary 447
Index 451
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