The Torts Process 6th Edition

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While updating this popular casebook for its Sixth Edition, the authors maintained the qualities that have made it so successful. Still highlighting the system by which torts are adjudicated, The Torts Process remains carefully balanced in outlook and exceptionally student-friendly in presentation.

The features praised by long-time users are all retained:

  • the effective problems approach that challenges ...
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Overview

While updating this popular casebook for its Sixth Edition, the authors maintained the qualities that have made it so successful. Still highlighting the system by which torts are adjudicated, The Torts Process remains carefully balanced in outlook and exceptionally student-friendly in presentation.

The features praised by long-time users are all retained:

  • the effective problems approach that challenges student understanding through the use of both theoretical and real-life situtions
  • superior explanation of the overarching structure and organization of tort law, conveyed by a clear, balanced presentation
  • a lively mix of problems, cases, excerpts, notes, and questions, to hold student interest

Thoroughly revised to reflect developments in the law, The Torts Process, Sixth Edition, now offers:

  • expanded coverage of products liability, designed especailly for first-year classes by James A. Henderson, who is one of the reporters for the Restatement of the Law, Third, Torts: Products Laibility
  • revised 'Law and Behavior' continuing notes to include the latest in behavioral science and law research
  • treatment of the American Law Institute's May 2002 Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Apportionment of Liability
  • current coverage of defamation and privacy
  • recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, including Daubert
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735527096
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 869
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Continuing Notes
Table of Problems
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction to the Torts Process: Liability for Harmful and Offensive Battery 1
Ch. 2 Actual Causation 101
Ch. 3 Negligence 163
Ch. 4 Trespass to Land and Nuisance 437
Ch. 5 Strict Liability 481
Ch. 6 Products Liability 507
Ch. 7 Damages 615
Ch. 8 The Role of Liability Insurance in the Torts Process 701
Ch. 9 Compensation Systems as Alternatives to the System of Tort Liability Based on Fault 721
Ch. 10 Dignitary Wrongs, Intentional Infliction of Mental Upset, and Violations of Civil Rights 749
Ch. 11 Defamation 813
Ch. 12 Invasion of Privacy 867
Ch. 13 Commercial Torts: Misrepresentation and Interference with Business Relations 915
Appendix Introduction to Economic Analysis of Tort Law 979
Table of Cases 987
Index 997
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