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Tort Law Responsibilities and Redress

ISBN-10: 1454806885
ISBN-13: 9781454806882
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $224.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1264
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.268
Language: English

Tort Law: Responsibility and Redress is an accessible, sophisticatedcasebook that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of thehistorical and contemporary development of the law. Drawing upon classic andcurrent case law, followed by illuminating notes, it clarifies key tortconcepts such as duty, breach, proximate cause and intent in a way thatstudents find clear and relevant. The excellent Teacher’s Manual providespedagogical support and includes detailed accounts of all main cases and theissues they raise.The Third Edition has been updated to expand treatment of the ThirdTorts Restatement and emerging case law pertaining to emotional distress,products liability, comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute. A set ofPowerPoint slides on core cases and topics has been added to provideadditional support to instructors.Hallmark features:Incredibly versatile, this text has been successfully adopted ata wide range of schools and can be taught from any intellectual orpolitical perspective .Presenting tort law as a complex but coherent whole, giving students aclear sense of what tort law is and what it does .Grounded and pluralistic treatment recognizes the richness anddiversity of the legal rules and concepts that make tort law what it is.Comprehensive case mix presents current and classic cases,exposing students to diverse decisions from jurisdictions around the country, from lower courts to state high courts.Progresses from negligence to intentional torts to products liabilitywhile permitting the professor to focus on an array of contemporary issues.Extraordinarily clear introductory text and notes after cases areroutinely cited by students as highly accessible, illuminating and relevant.Exceptional support through a Teacher’s Manual that gives detailedaccounts of all the main cases and the issues they raise.Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes:Expanded treatment of the Third Torts Restatement, and emerging caselaw pertaining to emotional distress, products liability, preemption,comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute.Streamlined coverage of subjects including causation and productsliability permits quick presentation or in-depth exploration.Reorganized Intentional Torts Chapter.New PowerPoint slides on core cases and topics.

Summary of Contents
Overview
An Introduction to Torts
Negligence: Liability for Physical Harms
The Duty Element
The Breach Element
The Causation Element
Aligning the Elements: Proximate Cause and Palsgraf
Statutory Supplements: Negligence Per Se, Wrongful Death Acts, and Implied Rights of Action
Defenses
Damages and Apportionment
Dignitary Torts and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
Battery, Assault, and False Imprisonment
Infliction of Emotional Distress
Liability Without Fault and Products Liability
Property Torts and Ultrahazardous Activities
Products Liability
Torts at the Supreme Court
Torts at the Supreme Court

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