Torts: Personal Injury Litigation / Edition 5

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TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5th EDITION, is a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist provides readers with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing readers to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial.

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Covering the basics of tort law, chapters discuss issues like legal analysis, foreseeability, the various subjects of lawsuits, strict liability, negligence, malpractice, mass litigation, torts within the family, torts connected with land, defenses, workers' compensation, and settlement. Appendixes include basic medical anatomy, a survey of negligence law in the United States, an automobile accident investigation checklist, a sample accident report, a list of state agencies relevant to torts practice, a guide to verdicts and settlements, an overview of automobile insurance, statistics on disabling injuries and death, and a list of humorous attorney questions and witness replies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401879624
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 324,691
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Tort Law and Practice. Legal Analysis in Tort Law. Fact Gathering in Tort Litigation. Foreseeability in Tort Law. Battery. Assault. False Imprisonment and False Arrest. Misuse of Legal Process. Infliction of Emotional Distress. Conversion and Trespass to Chattels. Strict Liability. Negligence: A Summary. Negligence: Element I: Duty. Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty (Unreasonableness). Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause. Negligence: Element IV: Damages. Negligence: Defenses. Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice. Products Liability. Mass Tort Litigation. Survival and Wrongful Death. Torts Against and within the Family. Torts Connected with Land. Defamation. Invasion of Privacy. Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts. Additional Tort Defenses. Workers' Compensation. Settlement. Appendix A: Resources on Tort Law. Appendix B: Sample Accident Report Filed with Police. Appendix C; Automobile Insurance. Appendix D: Legal Nurse. Appendix E: "Do You Seldomly Swear..." Glossary.

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