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Tort Law for Legal Assistants

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ISBN-10: 1401812740

ISBN-13: 9781401812744

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Linda L. Edwards, J Stanley Edwards

List price: $264.95
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Tort Law for Legal Assistants, Third Edition is the resource students and novice paralegals turn to for coverage of tort law principles and the practical skills needed to assist in the practice of personal injury law. In this third edition, the authors have added valuable material on the use of the Internet for legal research, as well as a list of relevant legal Web sites. The reader-friendly writing style and a variety of teaching tools make the material interesting and easily absorbed. Tort Teasers, Practical Ponderables, Internet Inquiries, hypotheticals, review questions and practice exams enable the reader to easily understand the material and to apply the principals and skills learned.
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Book details

List price: $264.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.

J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975. Although he started out as a patent attorney, he has been a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his late wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He was a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona. He has also practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and is an inactive member of the State Bar of Colorado.

Introduction
Overview of a Tort Case
Intentional Torts
Negligence: An Overview
Negligence: Duty
Negligence: Breach of Duty
Negligence: Causation
Negligence: Damages
Negligence: Defenses
Malpractice
Misrepresentation, Nuisance and Other Torts
Strict Liability
Products Liability
Defamation and Related Torts
Vicarious Liability
Joint Liability
Tort Reform
Automobile Insurance
Bad Faith
Workers? Compensation