Torts / Edition 5

Torts / Edition 5

by Edward Kionka
     
 

A clear, concise, current, and authoritative explanation of all of the most important U.S. tort law doctrines, including those covered in first-year torts courses in law schools. Coverage includes tort law origins and objectives; causation; strict liability; negligence liability and defenses; intentional tort liability and defenses; special liability rules

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A clear, concise, current, and authoritative explanation of all of the most important U.S. tort law doctrines, including those covered in first-year torts courses in law schools. Coverage includes tort law origins and objectives; causation; strict liability; negligence liability and defenses; intentional tort liability and defenses; special liability rules (premises liability, products liability, employers, etc.); damages; tort and contract; immunities; wrongful death and survival; defamation; privacy; misrepresentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314195005
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Nutshell
Pages:
563
Sales rank:
913,148
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIII
Explanatory NotesVII
Table of CasesXVII
Part IIntroduction
Chapter 1Prologue: Origins, Objectives, and Overviews of Tort Liability1
1-1The Definitional Dilemma1
1-2The Jurisprudence of Tort Law5
1-3The Evolution of Tort Concepts and Remedies15
1-4The Roles of Judges and Juries27
Chapter 2Cause in Fact31
2-1Cause in Fact31
Part IIPhysical Harm
Chapter 3Strict Liability39
3-1Basis of Strict Liability39
3-2Animals, Statutory Strict Liability41
3-3Abnormally Dangerous Activities44
3-4Scope of Strict Liability52
Chapter 4Liability for Negligent Conduct56
4-1Standards of Conduct: Of Risks and Reasonable Persons56
4-2Sources of Standards of Conduct72
4-3Proof of Negligence80
4-4Scope of Liability: Proximate or "Legal" Cause90
4-5The Concept of Duty105
4-6Degrees of Negligence114
4-7Willful and Wanton Misconduct118
Chapter 5Defenses to Negligence Liability122
5-1Contributory Negligence122
5-2Comparative Negligence127
5-3Imputed Contributory Negligence131
5-4Assumption of Risk134
5-5Mitigation of Damages and Avoidable Consequences143
5-6Statutes of Limitations and Repose144
Chapter 6Liability for Intentional Misconduct147
6-1Intent147
6-2Battery151
6-3Assault153
6-4False Imprisonment155
6-5Intentional or Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress158
6-6Trespass to Land163
6-7Chattels169
Chapter 7Defenses to Liability for Intentional Misconduct180
7-1In General180
7-2Consent182
7-3Defense of Self and Others187
7-4Defense and Recovery of Property190
7-5Necessity195
7-6Authority of Law197
7-7Discipline200
Chapter 8Special Liability Rules for Particular Activities202
8-1Introduction202
AOwners and Occupiers of Land
8-2Liability to Persons Off the Premises203
8-3Trespassing Adults207
8-4Trespassing Children214
8-5Licensees and Invitees222
8-6Rejection of Categories234
8-7Lessors236
8-8Vendors and Vendees244
BProducts Liability
8-9An Overview of Products Liability247
CEmployers, Employees and Contractors
8-10Vicarious Liability263
8-11Employees265
8-12Independent Contractors272
8-13Employer's Liability to Employee; Workers' Compensation279
8-14Railroad Employees285
8-15Maritime Employees288
DAutomobiles
8-16Special Automobile Liability Rules293
8-17Automobile Accident Compensation298
EOther Special Liability Rules
8-18Medical and Other Professional Negligence ("Malpractice")310
8-19Nuisance and Environmental Law313
8-20Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress328
8-21Prenatal Harm334
8-22Alcoholic Beverages337
8-23Interference With Federal Constitutional Rights339
Chapter 9Damages for Physical Harm349
9-1Compensatory Damages349
9-2Consequential Damages361
9-3Punitive Damages365
9-4Allocation Among Tortfeasors371
Part IIITort and Contract
Chapter 10Tort and Contract383
10-1Parties to the Contract383
10-2Liability to Third Persons Not Parties to the Contract387
Part IVImmunities
Chapter 11Immunities393
11-1Government and Its Employees393
11-2Charities404
11-3Spouses, Parents and Children407
Part VSurvival and Wrongful Death
Chapter 12Survival and Wrongful Death413
12-1Survival of Tort Actions413
12-2Wrongful Death417
12-3Wrongful Death: Beneficiaries and Damages422
12-4Wrongful Death: Defenses430
Part VIInjuries to Other Interests
Chapter 13Defamation435
13-1Defamation435
13-2Libel and Slander440
13-3Publication442
13-4Fault444
13-5Defenses447
13-6Damages455
Chapter 14Privacy458
14-1In General458
14-2Appropriation459
14-3Unreasonable Intrusion460
14-4Public Disclosure of Private Facts461
14-5False Light in the Public Eye462
Chapter 15Misrepresentation and Non-disclosure464
15-1Remedies for Misrepresentation464
15-2Basis of Liability469
15-3Scope of Liability476
15-4Representation and Nondisclosure482
15-5Reliance485
15-6Opinion, Prediction, and Intention488
15-7Damages for Misrepresentation494
Index499

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