Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury / Edition 6

Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury / Edition 6

by Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden, Ellen M. Bublick
     
 

The Standard Edition of the casebook now covers the course in less than 1,000 pages. It includes additions carefully selected from hundreds of cases and statutes decided between 2005 and 2008. New cases illustrate core negligence issues such as the emergency doctrine, negligence per se, foreseeability, actual harm, cause in fact, proximate cause, comparative fault,

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Overview

The Standard Edition of the casebook now covers the course in less than 1,000 pages. It includes additions carefully selected from hundreds of cases and statutes decided between 2005 and 2008. New cases illustrate core negligence issues such as the emergency doctrine, negligence per se, foreseeability, actual harm, cause in fact, proximate cause, comparative fault, and assumed risk. New cases also address limited duties, immunities and specialized fields, such as medical malpractice, products liability, governmental immunities, effect of contract on tort, duty to protect the plaintiff from others, and wrongful death and survival actions. References to the Restatement (Third) of Torts are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314184900
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
American Casebook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1061
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Tort Law: Aims Approaches, and Processes
Reading Torts Cases
Establishing a Claim for Intentional Tort to Person or Property
Defenses to Intentional Torts, Priveleges
The Prima Facie Case for Negligence
Negligence: The Breach or Negligence Element of the Negligence Case
Harm and Causation in Fact
Negligence: The Scope of Risk
Defenses
Carriers, Host-Drivers and Landowners
Duties of Medical and Other Professionals
Family Members and Charities
Governmental Entities and Officers
Nonfeasance
Contract and Duty
The Duty to Protect from Third Persons
Emotional Harm
Prenatal Harms
Death
Vicarious Liability
Development of Common Law Strict Liability
Tort Liability for Defective Products
Settlement, Apportionment and Damages
Evaluating Tort Law
Workers Compensation
Public Compensation Systems
Private Insurance Solutions
Evaluating Injury Systems
Communication of Commercially Harmful Impressions to Others
Misrepresentation and Other Misdealings
Tort Actions to Protect Civil Rights

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