Torts and Personal Injury Law / Edition 4

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Overview

This book presents a thorough examination of tort law, combining the essential theoretical foundations with practical applications to demonstrate how the law pertains to real practice. Torts and Personal Injury Law examines a number of issues including legal remedies for private and public nuisances, false imprisonment, statutes of limitations, proving negligence, and defamation by computer as well as numerous other remedies of tort law. Activities at various litigation stages, pretrial, during trial, and posttrial procedures are fully explored for a complete understanding of the process.
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"I have used Okrent Torts for several years because I like the tone and the substance of the text. The text sets forth the substance in a clear, straightforward manner. The substance is broken down into bite-sized morsels that are fairly easy for the student to digest."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428320765
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/19/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy J. Okrent, J.D., is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the Federal and State Courts of New York. Attorney Okrent has been a trial attorney and college professor. She has served as a state and county government attorney, hearing officer, and an employee relations manager. She is the author of three textbooks on Legal Terminology, Court Reporting, and Tort Law.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1 The Personal Injury Paralegal and Tort Case Investigation 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to Torts and Legal Analysis 44
Ch. 3 Negligence 60
Ch. 4 Special Negligence Actions 108
Ch. 5 Defenses to Negligence 150
Ch. 6 Intentional Torts: Injuries to Persons 174
Ch. 7 Intentional Torts: Injuries to Property 238
Ch. 8 Defenses to Intentional Torts 276
Ch. 9 Strict, or Absolute, Liability 324
Ch. 10 Products Liability 350
Ch. 11 Special Tort Actions 382
Ch. 12 Tort Immunities 422
Ch. 13 Paralegal Ethics 442
Appendix A Confidential Client Information Form 462
Appendix B Understanding Appellate Court Opinions 467
Appendix C Supplementary Cases 471
Glossary 494
Index 506
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