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Tort Law: Concepts and Applications presents a comprehensive review of substantive American tort law with integrated practical applications and exercises designed to develop skills needed by paralegal, pre-law, business and other undergraduate majors with a career orientation. Each chapter of the text contains multiple scenario-based video cases dealing with practice, procedure and ethical issues in tort litigation that bring the world of the practicing paralegal into the classroom. At the end of each chapter are materials that assess a student’s grasp of basic terminology and concepts and exercises and applications to develop critical thinking and workplace skills.

Videos are available to adopting instructors on DVD and students can access them online within MyLegalStudiesKit for Tort Law: Concepts and Applications. This new online resource website with book-specific content contains: Links to Online Resources, Web Assignments, Video Case Studies, Terminology Flashcards, and Pearson’s MySearchLab: Research, Grammar, and Writing Tools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135071052
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Library: Paralegal Studies
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TORT LAW AND PRACTICE

1. Introduction to Tort Law

2. Tort Practice and Applications

PART II: INTENTIONAL TORTS, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

3. Intentional Torts

4. Defenses to Intentional Torts and Remedies

PART III: NEGLIGENCE, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

5. Negligence

6. Defenses to Negligence and Remedies

PART IV: STRICT LIABILITY AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

7. Introduction to Strict Liability: Harm Caused by Animals and Other Abnormally Dangerous Conditions or Activities

8. Products Liability

9. Strict Liability Tort Defenses and Remedies

PART V: OTHER TORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS TORT MATTERS

10. Defamation and Disparagement of Property

11. Invasion of Privacy

12. Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference and the Prima Facie Tort

13. Survival, Wrongful Death, and Wrongful Birth and Life

14. Joint Tortfeasors and Vicarious Liability

15. Immunity from Tort Law

16. Mass Torts, the Role of Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE COURT CASE

APPENDIX B: SAMPLE CASE BRIEF

APPENDIX C: SAMPLE LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE LEGAL MEMORANDUM

APPENDIX E: SAMPLE NEGLIGENCE COMPLAINT

APPENDIX F: SAMPLE SETTLEMENT AGREEEMENT

GLOSSARY

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