Tort Law: Responsibilities & Redress / Edition 3

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Tort Law: Responsibility and Redress is an accessible, sophisticated casebook that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the historical and contemporary development of the law. Drawing upon classic and current case law, followed by illuminating notes, it clarifies key tort concepts such as duty, breach, proximate cause and intent in a way that students find clear and relevant. The excellent Teacher’s Manual provides pedagogical support and includes detailed accounts of all main cases and the issues they raise.

The Third Edition has been updated to expand treatment of the Third Torts Restatement and emerging case law pertaining to emotional distress, products liability, comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute. A set of PowerPoint slides on core cases and topics has been added to provide additional support to instructors.

Hallmark features:

Incredibly versatile, this text has been successfully adopted at a wide range of schools and can be taught from any intellectual or political perspective.
• Presenting tort law as a complex but coherent whole, giving students a clear sense of what tort law is and what it does.
Grounded and pluralistic treatment recognizes the richness and diversity of the legal rules and concepts that make tort law what it is.
Comprehensive case mix presents current and classic cases , exposing students to diverse decisions from jurisdictions around the country , from lower courts to state high courts.
• Progresses from negligence to intentional torts to products liability while permitting the professor to focus on an array of contemporary issues.
Extraordinarily clear introductory text and notes after cases are routinely cited by students as highly accessible, illuminating and relevant.
Exceptional support through a Teacher’s Manual that gives detailed accounts of all the main cases and the issues they raise.

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes:
• Expanded treatment of the Third Torts Restatement, and emerging case law pertaining to emotional distress, products liability, preemption, comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute.
Streamlined coverage of subjects including causation and products liability permits quick presentation or in-depth exploration.
Reorganized Intentional Torts Chapter.
New PowerPoint slides on core cases and topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454806882
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1220
  • Sales rank: 437,102
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Part One: Overview

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Torts

Part Two: Negligence: Liability for Physical Harms

Chapter 2 The Duty Element

Chapter 3 The Breach Element

Chapter 4 The Causation Element

Chapter 5 Aligning the Elements: Proximate Cause and Palsgraf

Chapter 6 Statutory Supplements: Negligence Per Se, Wrongful Death Acts, and Implied Rights of Action

Chapter 7 Defenses

Chapter 8 Damages and Apportionment

Part Three: Dignitary Torts and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Chapter 9 Battery, Assault, and False Imprisonment

Chapter 10 Infliction of Emotional Distress

Part Four: Liability Without Fault and Products Liability

Chapter 11 Property Torts and Ultrahazardous Activities

Chapter 12 Products Liability

Part Five: Torts at the Supreme Court

Chapter 13 Torts at the Supreme Court

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