Tort Law / Edition 4

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Overview

Tort Law, fourth edition balances fundamental academic principles of tort law and practical coverage of real-world skills necessary in an engaging, easy to read book. Placing an emphasis on skill building, the paralegal student is provided numerous opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the "Putting It Into Practice," "Tort Teasers," and "Practice Pointers" sections throughout the book. The Internet is featured as a key student resource in Tort Law, fourth edition and now includes relevant legal Web sites, in the "Net News" and "Local Links" sections.

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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: 9781428318496
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/5/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 689
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (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, serving as a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He has co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He is a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and was a judge pro tem in what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona.

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.

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