Torts: Cases and Materials / Edition 3

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In little more than 900 pages, you will find key cases, lucid note material, and a highly effective pedagogy in this skillfully structured casebook for Torts.

Authored by the esteemed educators and co-reporters for the Restatement (Third) of Torts, the Second Edition features:

carefully selected, eminently teachable cases
clear and concise notes
skillful case editing that preserves the language of the law without overwhelming students in details
provocative questions that highlight legal issues raised in the case
“Authors’ Dialogues,” a uniquely innovative pedagogical feature—engaging exchanges between the authors that raise salient topical points and model persuasive legal reasoning
• numerous short hypotheticals throughout the book
a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual that includes:

answers to the questions raised in the text
informative references to important secondary sources
commentary on the Authors’ Dialogues
guidance for using the Authors Dialogues in class or as assigned reading

With new hypotheticals in the Second Edition, Torts: Cases and Materials has been updated to reflect new developments in the law, including:

a full integration of the Restatement (Third) of Torts
new Supreme Court cases on punitive damages

This highly engaging casebook offers complete support for your teaching and is ideally suited to your one-semester, four-credit Torts course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454806240
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 985
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents


I. Intentional Torts: Interference with Person or Property

II. Privileges/Defenses

III. Negligence

IV. Actual Causation

V. Proximate Causation

VI. Nonliability for Foreseeable Consequences (Limited Duty Rules)

VII. Owners and Occupiers of Land

VIII. Affirmative Defenses

IX. Joint Tortfeasors

X. Strict Liability

XI. Products Liability

XII. Trespass to Land and Nuisance

XIII. Defamation

XIV. Compensation Systems as Alternatives to Tort

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