Tort Law For Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2

Tort Law For Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Neal R. Bevans
     
 

Now in its Second Edition, TORT LAW FOR PARALEGALS offers a comprehensive introduction to tort law based on real-world examples centered on the practicalities of daily legal work.

The text maintains the great features that made it so popular in its First Edition!

  • An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, emphasizing the
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    Overview

    Now in its Second Edition, TORT LAW FOR PARALEGALS offers a comprehensive introduction to tort law based on real-world examples centered on the practicalities of daily legal work.

    The text maintains the great features that made it so popular in its First Edition!

  • An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, emphasizing the practical nature of tort law
  • Broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know to succeed
  • A focus on practical skills will leave students with a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. Topics include coverage of how law firms function, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, and evaluating insurance policies
  • A hypothetical case runs through all of the chapters, providing continuity in the material throughout the text, and a vehicle for illustrating various points in a coherent framework
  • Well-developed pedagogy includes various features, resources and case excerpts to guide students through the learning process. Key examples include: Issue at a Glance boxes that summarize important legal concepts; case excerpts that discuss legal theory and practical applications; \-Skills You Need in the Real World\- sections that emphasize practical paralegal skills; and Life of a Paralegal sections that highlight the work of an actual paralegal
  • Ethical issues are highlighted in a separate section at the end of each chapter
  • An ancillary Instructors Manual includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, Web resources, and additional assignments. A CD-ROM, including PowerPoint slides, is also available

    This timely revision also integrates NEW & updated material:

  • Information has been updated to reflect the most recent in Web resources, case excerpts, and developments in the law
  • Assignments and exercises have been revised to capture the authors experience gained while teaching from the First Edition of the text
  • A shorter length and a carefully considered balance of materials make the text a prime and desirable source from which to teach

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735558373
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    12/28/2006
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    476
    Product dimensions:
    6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Ch. 1An Introduction to Tort Law1
    IIntroduction to a Torts Case1
    IITort Law Compared to Other Forms of Law4
    IIITort Law Compared to Other Areas of Law7
    IVA Short History of Tort Law8
    VBringing a Tort Case10
    VIDiscovery in Civil Cases12
    VIIThe Trial of a Civil Case14
    VIIIAlternative Dispute Resolution17
    IXAppeals18
    Ch. 2Intentional Torts29
    Ch. 3Defenses to Intentional Torts59
    Ch. 4Introduction to Negligence87
    Ch. 5Duty115
    Ch. 6Breach of Duty under Negligence Law143
    Ch. 7Proximate Cause167
    Ch. 8Damages197
    Ch. 9Defenses to Negligence227
    Ch. 10Strict Liability and Products Liability259
    Ch. 11Defamation293
    Ch. 12Malpractice323
    Ch. 13Insurance357
    Ch. 14Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Business Torts387
    App. A: Client Material/Documents421
    App. B: Correspondence425
    App. C: Pleading427
    App. D: Discovery435
    App. E: Medical444
    Glossary447
    Index451

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