Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts

Author: George C. Christie,Joseph Sanders,W. Jonathan Cardi

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314266941

Category: Law

Page: 1706

View: 387

The Fifth Edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts continues the tradition of using, as much as possible, minimally edited cases so that the book can serve as a vehicle for teaching first-year students the essential techniques of case analysis and legal method. The entire book has been modified to accommodate the many developments in the law of torts since the Fourth Edition was published in 2004. For example, the basic chapters on negligence and causation recognize and discuss the now finally adopted Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical & Emotional Harm and the recent case law expanding liability for loss of a chance. The duty section has also undergone a major overhaul to reflect the conceptual framework by which courts think about duty and to elucidate the pervasive role of foreseeability in courts' duty decisions. The Materials on Product's Liability capture the many recent developments in that area; and the materials on dignitary harms reflect the increasing interaction between tort law and constitutional law as well as the expanding potential reach of international human rights conventions. Finally the Fifth Edition retains its comprehensive coverage of the entire field of torts so as to give instructors, all of whom are having to accommodate a curriculum that has cut back on the number of credit hours assigned to torts, the widest possible choice of subjects on which they may wish to concentrate in the limited time they have available.

Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: David Robertson,William Powers, Jr.,Olin Wellborn, III,David Anderson

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608671

Category:

Page: 616

View: 8978

The casebook, which is organized along traditional doctrinal lines, teaches students how tort law works to resolve disputes in the real world of litigation and settlement negotiations. A teacher can start with intentional torts or with negligence. The first chapter is an overview of trial court procedure in tort cases; the second is a concise treatment of intentional torts and defenses; and the third introduces negligence law with a streamlined treatment of the core breach-of-duty/substandard conduct concept. Subsequent chapters treat the remainder of the prima facie case in negligence, the principal defenses to negligence liability, and some of the basic concepts entailed in multiparty litigation. The book's concluding chapters are basic coverage of medical malpractice, common law strict liability, products liability, and nuisance.

Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: John L. Diamond

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314154101

Category: Law

Page: 775

View: 9844

The new edition focuses on the current controversies in Tort law. Changes in the law endorsed by the Restatement (3rd) are explored. The casebook strives to invigorate the study of intentional torts by going beyond the traditional personal injury approach. Battery is considered in its increasing application in environmental litigation. The torts of intentional interference with contractual and economic relations, which almost all students will encounter in whatever field of practice(e.g. corporate, entertainment, public interest) they ultimately choose are introduced in the basic intentional tort section including the case that nearly bankrupt Texaco and the potential liability of an environmental public interest group for encouraging a boycott. The negligence section addresses controversies ranging from parental liability for failure to prevent a child from committing homicides, mental distress for exposure to toxic pollutants to tobacco industry liability. The necessity defense is considered in the context of Katrina. Negligence is critiqued from feminist, economic and other perspectives. Cases have been selected for their teachability and stimulation for students. Notes are straight forward to allow professors freedom to focus on policy concerns.

Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: Richard A. Epstein,Catherine M. Sharkey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877464

Category: Law

Page: 1328

View: 5912

Cases and Materials on Torts, Eleventh Edition for Fall 2016 classes. This top tier casebook integrates modern scholarship with historical background to provide a sense of the development of tort law. The thoughtful presentation engages students by examining different intellectual approaches used to interpret law. The 11th edition carries many successful features from earlier editions, including extensive historical materials on the evolution of tort law, an expanded treatment of public nuisance law, recent developments in products liability law, expansion of the materials on various types of injuries in damage cases, and heavier emphasis on web-based communications under the law of defamation and privacy. Key Features: Updated two-color design New Restatement boxes that highlight the law for easy reference Condensation of basic material, including a combination of the insurance contract and no fault insurance issues into a single chapter Introduction of new visual materials in each chapter, including pictures charts, cartoons, and biographical sketches of key figures in tort law, as an assist to the case and other materials

Torts

Author: Harry Shulman,James,Joseph Warren Bishop,Oscar S. Gray,Ralph S. Brown

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9780882774237

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2677

Advanced Torts

Cases and Materials

Author: George C. Christie,Joseph Sanders

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314281821

Category: Law

Page: 839

View: 2796

This advanced torts book is designed for a two or three hour tort course for students who have had a basic tort class and wish to pursue in-depth some of the important topics of tort law that are not covered in much depth in their basic tort course, or not covered at all. Unlike some advance torts texts that devote much of their attention to economic and business torts, products liability or toxic torts, this book offers materials on a number of areas: trespass and nuisance, economic torts, products liability, insurance, tort reform and non-tort compensation systems, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, privacy, misuse of legal process and constitutional torts.

Law of Environmental and Toxic Torts

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: M. Stuart Madden,Gerald W. Boston

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314156075

Category: Law

Page: 1022

View: 8695

Focuses on the theories of liability that private plaintiffs may rely upon to recover for environmental or toxic harms. Presents special procedural problems of causation posed by Environmental and Toxic Torts. Addresses special harms that often relate to seeking recovery for future, but as yet unrealized, consequences of their exposure to toxic substances. Regards the role of state and federal statutes and regulations in private tort actions, including discussion of express and implied preemption and the Supreme Court decisions. Discusses proposals for reform of the tort system.

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Author: Kenneth S. Abraham

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 8394

The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. The straightforward, readable text in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.

Cases and Materials on Advanced Torts

Economic and Dignitary Torts : Business, Commercial, and Intangible Harms

Author: Dan B. Dobbs,Ellen M. Bublick

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 751

View: 2404

This advanced torts casebook covers all the major business and dignitary torts, including defamation, privacy invasions, disparagement, bad faith breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion of economic values, interference with contract and economic opportunity, unfair competition, and others. It examines essential policy issues involving free speech, free competition, and the question whether contract trumps tort in commercial transactions. It also includes material on developing law, such as internet issues, SLAPP statutes and analogous free speech issues, and the Economic Loss Rule (or Rules).

Torts, Cases and Materials

Author: Victor E. Schwartz,Kathryn Kelly,David Partlett

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609304072

Category:

Page: 1389

View: 8662

Through its excellence in scholarship, clarity, and ease of use, this casebook engages readers in a critical thinking about tort law. It sets forth crisply edited classic tort cases as well as cases reflecting the newest tort law trends. Its authors are a strong combination of respected scholars and those who practice in the subject. The casebook goes beyond judicial decisions and includes key tort-centered legislation and comparative perspectives where relevant. The casebook encourages the reader to understand the law's foundations and debate modern trends within various policy prescriptions. Unbiased in its approach and organized in manageable sections of information, the casebook is a superb tool for productive and stimulating classroom debate. Tort law doctrine and its rationale will come alive for students. The casebook, proven over 13 editions, assures that our students will be effectively guided to embrace the law of torts as a building block for the remainder of law school and a life in the law beyond. This new edition insures that it will maintain its place as the most widely adopted Torts casebook.

Tort and Accident Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Robert E. Keeton,Lewis D. Sargentich,Gregory C. Keating

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1286

View: 322

Law school casebook patterned to reflect new developments in tort law and process. The casebook substantially reduces the emphasis heretofore given to negligence law and increases the attention focused on alternatives. Included throughout the book are cases that are useful on issues of substantive law, which also serve as excellent vehicles for an inquiry into process.

The Economics of Property Rights and Nuisance Law

Author: David W. Barnes,Lynn A. Stout

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 87

View: 8654

Uses the Coase Theorem and Calabresi and Melamed's characterizations of alternative types of property and how to assign and protect property rights throughout the book. Details the legal treatment of externalities arising from conflicting land. Uses the economic theory of the Tragedy of the Commons and its game theory counterpart to analyze the choice between common and private ownership. Discusses the meaning of property rights, adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants, and nuisance law. Considers the efficiency and distributional implications of alternative forms of property rights and of different methods of protecting property rights.

Torts

Cases and Materials

Author: Aaron D. Twerski,James A. Henderson,W. Bradley Wendel

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9781454806240

Category: Law

Page: 985

View: 4834

This lean casebook is consciously designed to appeal to disenchanted users of the #1-selling Prosser casebook. Its content, organization, and cases-and-notes approach is explicitly modeled on Prosser, but the authors have capitalized on Prosser's weaknesses, focusing on providing key cases and concise, understandable notes. This book has the look and feel of Prosser, but will function much better for the many professors teaching a one-semester, four- or three-credit course. Features: Authorship--co-reporters of the Restatement (Third) of torts, and both known to be excellent teachers Conveys the core of Tort law through eminently teachable cases and informative topical notes Pedagogical notes challenge students to consider provocative questions about the cases Authors Dialogues feature informal, highly engaging discussions and debates between the authors that raise interesting and provocative points about the topic under consideration while modeling for students the skills of thinking aloud and persuasion Presents three- to five-line hypotheticals that test variations on fact patterns Fewer, more generously edited cases than Prosser New in the Third Edition: New co-author Bradley Wendel is a nationally known expert in the field of Professional Responsibility. He adds professional responsibility and legal ethic insights to the materials. Integrating this dimension to tort litigation issues will provide for exciting class discussion. A thorough integration of the newly completed Restatement (Third ) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm to all aspects of the material where the Restatement is of special relevance. Addition of cases adopting the Restatment view that foreseeability is not to be considered in making a duty determination. Many new hypotheticals taken from decided cases that raise novel issues of law. Professor Wendel will now be a third voice in the Authors' Dialogues. All chapters fully updated with new note material and new cases when necessary.

Casebook on Torts

Author: Richard Kidner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644810

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 3981

Richard Kidner's established 'Casebook on Torts' is an essential casebook for students of tort law. The case selection for this book has been based upon the standard cases, and the extracts outline the reasoning behind each case decision.

Tort Law: Text and Materials

Author: Ken Oliphant,Donal Nolan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745524

Category: Torts

Page: 1048

View: 5388

The sixth edition of this celebrated book brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials with insightful author text. Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrating extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by the authors' expert explanation and analysis. Opportunities for further research are highlighted by the many suggestions for additional readings that are woven throughout the text. This approach enables students to gain a rich and contextual understanding of the law of tort.

Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility, Concise

Author: Dan Dobbs,Ellen Bublick

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608183

Category:

Page: 763

View: 5815

This version is newly streamlined for professors who teach a four-unit course or who want to cover fewer pages per day yet retain complete coverage. This edition tracks the standard edition but pares chapters down to their essentials. It cuts an additional 300 pages of cases and notes, and occasionally trims cases to a shorter format. This edition also omits chapters concerning economic and dignitary torts, and some material concerning alternatives to tort law. The result is a substantially shorter casebook that nevertheless provides the coverage most teachers want.

The Law of Contracts

Cases and Materials

Author: James Steven Rogers,Katharine G. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683289937

Category: Contracts

Page: 554

View: 4948

This book is designed for use in a single-semester, less than six-credit hours, contracts course. Drawing on the best features of the case method, it departs from the standard, reference-oriented texts, in order to provide concise, coherent, and teaching-oriented materials with a focus on principal cases, questions and notes. The goal of the book is to introduce the deep-seated topics of concern to the law of contracts with selective brevity, in choosing readings in classic and contemporary cases, and UCC and restatement sources, interesting hypotheticals and theoretical and practical reflections. This book also updates the conventional presentation of the subject by providing a more substantive treatment of the law of restitution and of relevant international and comparative materials.

Kidner's Casebook on Torts

Author: Kirsty Horsey,Erika Rackley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198785275

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 566

Kidner's Casebook on Torts is the essential companion for undergraduate tort law students, providing a comprehensive portable library of leading cases in the field. Kirsty Horsey and Ericka Rackley, authors of the best-selling tort law textbook, combine their talents again to update Kidner's popular casebook; bringing together an impressive range of carefully edited extracts and combining insightful commentary with questions and annotated cases to help your students identify and analyse the key elements of each case. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre which provides a comprehensive suite of resources, including downloadable annotated cases, flashcard glossary, and web links and video clips of current items.