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Basic Tort Law Cases, Statutes, and Problems

ISBN-10: 0735594600

ISBN-13: 9780735594609

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur Best, David W. Barnes

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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Second Edition,written by authors who bring years of experience teaching and writingabout torts to the task, is concise, accessible, and employs awell-articulated and class-tested pedagogy. A torts book that doesn¿t hidethe ball from students, both students and teachers will find ituser-friendly.The new edition of this casebook retains the features that made it asuccess:clear, direct text introduces cases and explains important conceptsa balance of modern and classic torts cases, including Vaughan v.Menlove (on standard of care), Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co.(on doctrine of ¿incomplete privilege¿), Greenman v. Yuba Power (onproduct liability)appealing, memorable problems based on actual reported cases thatreinforce understanding and build analytical skillscontemporary conception and content with the most current thinking onkey issuesample background information that places cases and statutes in contextvaried note materials -- introductory and transitional notes thatencourage close attention to cases and ¿perspective¿ notes thatexplore a range of viewpoints on tort lawa comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual that includes sample syllabi andguidance for structuring 4- and 6-credit courses, detailed suggestionsfor presenting and preparing cases and materials for class, andanswers and analysis to all problems and questions raised in the bookThe second edition of this popular casebookprovides updated material throughout the textilluminates the procedural posture of every caserefreshes and updates case selection in a number of chapters,including those for standards of care, statutory violation, multiplesufficient causes, foreseeability as a proximate cause test,substantial factor as a proximate cause test, assumption of risk, anddefamationsupplies reworked notes and introductory sections, particularly forres ipsa loquitur, duty, and professional standard of care
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Book details

List price: $224.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 11/8/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

David Jake Barnes is the Seton Hall University Distinguished Research Professor Law. Professor Barnes began teaching at Seton Hall in 1999 after being the Charles W. Delaney Professor of Law at the University of Denver and teaching with the economics and the law faculties at Syracuse University. Professor Barnes educational background includes undergraduate study at Dartmouth College and Wellesley College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His casebooks and treatises include THE LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; BASIC TORT LAW: CASES, PROBLEMS, STATUTES, AND MATERIALS; CASES AND MATERIALS ON LAW AND ECONOMICS; STATISTICAL EVIDENCE IN LITIGATION: METHODOLOGY, PROCEDURE, AND PRACTICE; AND STATISTICS AS PROOF: FUNDAMENTALS OF QUANTITATIVE EVIDENCE. He has written dozens of articles in various areas of law including torts, intellectual property, contracts, antitrust, environmental law, evidence, remedies, and the use of statistical and scientific methods in court.

Introduction
Intentional Torts
Negligence: The Duty of Reasonable Care
Proving Breach
Legal Cause: Cause-in-Fact
Limits on Liability: Duty and Proximate Cause
Defenses
Apportionment of Damages
Professionals
Owners and Occupiers of Land
Special Duty Rules
Damages
Traditional Strict Liability
Products Liability
Trespass and Nuisance
Defamation
Alternatives to Litigation