Tort Law / Edition 5

Tort Law / Edition 5

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by Linda L. Edwards
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111312152
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/22/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
335,511
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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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