Cases and Materials on Torts

ISBN-10: 0735599920

ISBN-13: 9780735599925

Edition: 10th 2012 (Revised)

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This highly successful casebook integrates modern scholarship and historicalbackground to provide students with a thorough understanding of tort law.Written by leading scholar Richard Epstein, Cases and Materials on Tortstakes an explicitly economics-based point of view and examines the processesof legal methods and reasoning, and the impact of legal rules on socialinstitutions.The Tenth Edition welcomes new co-author Catherine Sharkey, anexpert on punitive damages and federal preemption of state tort law.Hypothetical problems have been added to assist students in theirunderstanding of core issues. New developments, such as privacy and defamationin the Internet Age, and the relevance of race and gender in calculatingdamages, are given thorough coverage.Features:• Written by a leading scholar in the field,• Economics-based point of view makes a good foil forcounterpoint and fuels class discussion.• Traditional approach integrates cases with modern scholarshipon moral theory, law and economics, and salient policy questions.• Begins with Intentional Torts and other physical and mentalharms, and progresses logically through to nonphysical interests .• Thoughtful presentation examines the processes of legal method,legal reasoning, and the impact of legal rules on social institutions.• Exposes students to different intellectual approaches that havebeen employed to interpret tort law over the years.• Historical background provides contextual framework of tort lawand its development up to the present.• The Teacher’s Manual offers proven methods andsuggestions.Thoroughly updated, the revised Tenth Edition includes:• New co-author, Catherine Sharkey, an expert on punitivedamages and federal preemption of state tort law .• Empirical approach to many issues harmonizes the topics withcutting edge scholarship .• Hypothetical problems, inspired by the facts of actual cases,to help students develop a deeper understanding of the core issues.• New issues are explored, such as privacy and defamation in theage of the Internet, and the relevance of race and gender to damagescalculations.
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Book details

List price: $234.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1472
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 5.126

Physical And Emotional Harms
Intentional Harms: The Prima Facie Case and Defenses
Strict Liability and Negligence: Historic and Analytic Foundations
Negligence
Plaintiff's Conduct
Causation
Affirmative Duties
Strict Liability
Products Liability
Damages
The Institution of Insurance
The No-Fault Systems
Torts Against Nonphysical Interests
Defamation
Privacy
Misrepresentation
Economic Harms
Tort Immunities
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