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Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts 5th Edition / Edition 5

Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts 5th Edition / Edition 5

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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901454850112
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Series: Examples & Explanations
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 708
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Students xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Special Notice xvii

Part I Intentional Torts

Chapter 1 Fundamental Protections: The Tort of Battery 3

Chapter 2 The Action for Assault: A Tort Ahead of Its Time 23

Chapter 3 Protecting the Right of Possession: Trespass to Land 43

Chapter 4 Dueling Remedies: Trespass to Chattels and Conversion 61

Chapter 5 False Imprisonment: Protecting Freedom of Movement 77

Chapter 6 The Far Side of the Coin: Classic Defenses to Intentional Torts 91

Part II The Concept of Negligence

Chapter 7 That Odious Character: The Reasonable Person 117

Chapter 8 Borrowing Standards of Care: Violation of Statute as Negligence 143

Chapter 9 A Phrase in Latin: Res Ipsa Loquitur 163

Part III The Causation Enigma

Chapter 10 Reconstructing History: Determining "Cause in Fact" 189

Chapter 11 Risks Reconsidered: Complex Issues in Establishing Factual Cause 211

Chapter 12 Drawing a Line Somewhere: Proximate Cause 237

Part IV The Duty Element

Chapter 13 The Elusive Element of Duty: Two Principles in Search of an Exception 267

Chapter 14 Vicarious Displeasure: Claims for Indirect Infliction of Emotional Distress and Loss of Consortium 297

Chapter 15 Caveat Actor: Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities 323

Chapter 16 Strict Products Liability: Basic Theories of Recovery 345

Chapter 17 More Products Liability: Common "Defenses" to Strict Products Liability Claims 373

Part V Damages for Personal Injury

Chapter 18 Personal Injury Damages: The Elements of Compensation 401

Chapter 19 Compensating Somebody: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions 425

Part VI Interlude: Pleading a Personal Injury Case

Chapter 20 Some Legal Anatomy: Thinking Like a Tort Lawyer 451

Part VII Liability of Multiple Defendants

Chapter 21 Joint and Several liability: The Classic Rules 475

Chapter 22 Honor Among Thieves: Basic Principles of Contribution 493

Chapter 23 Please Pass the liability: Respondeat Superior and Nondelegable Duties 513

Part VIII The Effect of Plaintiff's Conduct

Chapter 24 The Once and Future Defense: Assumption of the Risk 539

Chapter 25 Casting the Second Stone: Comparative Negligence 563

Chapter 26 The Fracturing of the Common Law: Loss Allocation in the Comparative Negligence Era 591

Part IX Taking a Torts Essay Exam

Chapter 27 The Pot at the End of the Rainbow: Analyzing Torts Issues on an Essay Exam 611

Chapter 28 Dandelions in the Bluebook Garden: Six Classic Exam Writing Mistakes 635

Chapter 29 Practice Makes Perfect: Examples and Explanations 649

Index 667

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