Tort Law / Edition 5

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Overview

Practical and easy-to-read, TORT LAW, Fifth Edition is a must-have for anyone preparing for a career as a paralegal. Filled with up-to-date real world examples, internet references, and numerous opportunities for practice, this book will help readers build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. The chapters contain valuable "Practice Pointers" that introduce readers to skills such as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, writing FOIA letters, and assembling trial exhibits. Through hypothetical situations and numerous study tools, the authors ensure that readers acquire the specific skills needed to function as a paralegal in the rapidly growing field of tort law.

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"The major strengths of the book are: organization; visual presentation; emphasis on real world application. With regard to organization, the material is presented logically and in accordance with how I think students will be able to start to understand what tort law is all about. It starts out slow and builds on important concepts as the book progresses. With regard to visual presentation, the book does a great job of presenting the material in an easily accessible format. Important concepts are clearly delineated throughout the chapters in a logical fashion. With regard to real world application, it's important for students to grasp how the concepts are applied in the real world. This text does a great job in providing realistic examples throughout the text material in addition to the generous case opinions."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111312152
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 187,394
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.

J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975. Although he started out as a patent attorney, he has been a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his late wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He was a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona. He has also practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and is an inactive member of the State Bar of Colorado.

A litigation associate at Snell & Wilmer before becoming a trial attorney for the E.E.O.C., Trisha has been in private practice since 1999, and has served as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Justice Courts and for the City of Phoenix Municipal Court. As an adjunct instructor at Phoenix College since 1999, Trisha has taught the tort law class from prior editions of Tort Law.

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of Tort Law. 2. Overview of a Tort Case. 3. Intentional Torts. 4. Negligence: Duty. 5. Negligence: Breach of Duty. 6. Negligence: Causation. 7. Negligence: Damages. 8. Negligence: Defenses. 9. Malpractice. 10. Misrepresentation, Nuisance, and Other Torts. 11. Strict Liability. 12. Product Liability. 13. Defamation and Related Torts. 14. Vicarious Liability. 15. Joint Liability. 16. Tort Reform. 17. Automobile Insurance. 18. Bad Faith. 19. Workers' Compensation. Appendix A: Suggested Responses to "Putting It into Practice" Exercises and Answers to Practice Exams. Appendix B: Interviewing. Appendix C: Overview of Insurance. Appendix D: Sample Insurance Policy.

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