Tort Law For Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2

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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
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
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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