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"Torts Personal Injury Litigation", 4th Edition provides students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. In this 4th edition, Statsky has extended the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation. He has also added a chapter on major torts that emphasizes current legal issues 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 the student with an overview of information and also serves as an on-the-job refresher. Forty-nine pertinent case studies, nineteen of them new to this edition, are included in the text allowing students 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.
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 (booknews.com)
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.).
Chapter 1: Introduction to Tort Law and Practice. Chapter 2: Legal Analysis in Tort Law. Chapter 3: Tort Litigation and Paralegal Roles. Chapter 4: Foreseeability in Tort Law. Chapter 5: Battery. Chapter 6: Assault. Chapter 7: False Imprisonment and False Arrest,. Chapter 8: Misuse of Legal Process. Chapter 9: Infliction of Emotional Distress. Chapter 10: Conversion and Trespass to Chattels. Chapter 11: Strict Liability. Chapter 12: Negligence: A Summary. Chapter 13: Negligence: Element I: Duty. Chapter 14: Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty. Chapter 15: Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause. Chapter 16: Negligence: Element IV: Damages. Chapter 17: Negligence: Defenses. Chapter 18: Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice. Chapter 19: Products Liability. Chapter 20: Mass Torts. Chapter 21: Survival and Wrongful Death. Chapter 22: Torts Against and Within the Family. Chapter 23: Torts Connected with Land. Chapter 24: Defamation. Chapter 25: Invasion of Privacy. Chapter 26: Misrepresentation,Tortious Interference, and Other Torts. Chapter 27: Additional Tort Defenses. Chapter 28: Worker's Compensation. Appendix: A. Basic Medical Anatomy. Appendix B. Survey of Negligence Law in the States. Appendix C. Automobile Accident and Investigation Checklist. Appendix D. Sample Accident Report Filed with Police Department. Appendix E. State Agencies Relevant to a Torts Practice. Appendix F. Verdicts and Settlements. Appendix G. Automobile Insurance. Appendix H. Legal Nurse. Appendix I. Disabling Injuries and Death: Some Statistics. Appendix J. "Do you seldomly swear...?". Glossary.