Cases and Materials on Torts / Edition 11

Cases and Materials on Torts / Edition 11

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Cases and Materials on Torts / Edition 11

The renowned Richard A. Epstein continues to lead your students to a thorough understanding of the moral, economic, and historical underpinnings of tort law in this new, completely updated and streamlined edition of his very successful casebook CASES AND MATERIAL ON TORTS, Sixth Edition, features expanded coverage of toxic torts and joint and several liability revised coverage of product liability the addition of new principal cases, including Rinaldo v. McGovern, Knight v. Jewett, In re Amoco Cadiz, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Haslip, and White v. Samsung Electronics America Key organizational changes-including a chapter that combines joint, several, and vicarious liability, and the grouping of all the materials on intentional torts in Chapter One-enhance the book's teachability As in previous editions, Epstein makes the highly technical issues of modern tort law manageable. In addition to case materials, he incorporates selections from modern legal scholarship that comment on issues raised but not necessarily fully resolved by the cases. Numerous notes discuss ambiguities in the present law and the desirability of alternative legal rules. Your students will find this book-in its reorganized and revised form-particularly readable. Take a fresh look at CASES AND MATERIALS ON TORTS, Sixth Edition-and its excellent Teacher's Manual-for use in your next Torts course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454868255
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 05/25/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1272
Sales rank: 147,038
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents






Chapter One:. Intentionally Inflicted Harm: The Prima Facie Case and Defenses

A. Introduction\x09

B. Physical Harms

C. Emotional and Dignitary Harms

Chapter Two: Strict Liability and Negligence: Historic and Analytic Foundations

A. Introduction\x09

B. The Early Cases

C. The Forms of Action

D. Strict Liability and Negligence in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century

E. Strict Liability and Negligence in Modern Times

Chapter Three: The Negligence Issue

A. Introduction\x09

B. The Reasonable Person

C. Calculus of Risk

D. Custom\x09\x09

E. Statutes and Regulations

F. Judge and Jury

G. Proof of Negligence


Chapter Four: Plaintiff’ s Conduct

A. Introduction\x09

B. Contributory Doctrine

C. Imputed Contributory Negligence

D. Assumption of Risk

E. Comparative Negligence

Chapter Five: Multiple Defendants: Joint, Several, and Vicarious Liability

A. Introduction\x09

B. Joint and Several

C. Vicarious Liability


Chapter Six: Causation\x09

A. Introduction\x09

B. Cause in Fact\x09

C. Proximate Cause (Herein of Duty)


Chapter Seven: Affirmative Duties

A. Introduction\x09

B. The Duty to Rescue

C. Duties of Owners and Occupiers

D. Gratuitous Undertakings

E. Special Relationships

Chapter Eight: Traditional Strict Liability

A. Introduction\x09

B. Conversion\x09

C. Animals\x09\x09

D. Ultrahazardous or Abnormally Dangerous Activities

E. Nuisance\x09\x09

Chapter Nine: ProductsLiability

A. Introduction\x09

B. Exposition\x09

C. The Restatement

D. Product Defects

E. Plaintiff’ s Conduct

Chapter Ten: Damages\x09

A. Introduction\x09

B. Recoverable Elements of Damages

C. Contingency Fees, Fee-Shifting Devices, and Sales of Tort Claims

D. Collateral Benefits

E. Wrongful Death and Loss of Consortium

F. Punitive Damages

Chapter Eleven: The Institution of Insurance

A. Introduction\x09

B. The Scope of Insurance Coverage

C. Ambiguities in the Position of the Liability Insurer

Chapter Twelve: The No-Fault Systems

A. Introduction\x09\x09

B. Workers’ Compensation

C. No-Fault Insurance

D. The New Zealand Plan


Chapter Thirteen: Defamation

A. Introduction\x09\x09

B. Publication\x09\x09

C. False or Defamatory Statements

D. Libel and Slander\x09

E. Basis of Liability: Intention, Negligence, and Strict Liability in Defamation

F. Damages\x09\x09

G. Nonconstitutional Defenses

H. Constitutional Privileges

Chapter Fourteen: Privacy

A. Historical Background

B. Intrusion Upon Seclusion

C. Commercial Appropriation of Plaintiff’ s Name or Likeness, or the Right of Publicity

D. Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts

E. False Light\x09

Chapter Fifteen: Misrepresentation

A. Introduction\x09

B. Fraud\x09

C. Negligent Misrepresentation

Chapter Sixteen: Economic Harms

A. Introduction\x09

B. Inducement of Breach of Contract

C. Interference with Prospective Advantage

D. Unfair Competition

Chapter Seventeen: Tort Immunities

A. Introduction\x09

B. Domestic or Intrafamily Immunity

C. Charitable Immunity

D. Municipal Corporations

E. Sovereign Immunity

F. Official Immunity

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