Author: William Lloyd Prosser
Publisher: West Group
Emphasizes contemporary developments in order to reflect the shift in tort law toward the plaintiff's side and expanded liability. Expanded coverage is included on subjects such as constitutional privilege in defamation, privacy, product liability, and strict liability. Also reflects the current shift toward compulsory auto insurance and compensation plans.
Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Updates to this edition: * Clinical and legal issues in the use of clozapine in treatment of schizophrenia* Clinical information and new cases involving tardive dyskinesia* Changes in civil and criminal law regarding right to refuse treatment* An update of clinical guidelines and legal regulations of ECT* An update on suicide risk assessment and new legal cases involving suicide* An update on violence risk assessment and new legal cases involving the duty to protect endangered third parties* New statutes and criminal sanctions regarding sexual misconduct * New statutes limiting the liability of therapists toward third parties who are injured or killed by patients* Changes in the relationship between psychiatrists and nonmedical therapists* Regulatory developments regarding physician impairment* Numerous tables and an updated glossary of legal terms* New section on common terms and abbreviations in legal citations
Puffery in Advertising and Selling
Author: Ivan L. Preston
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Business & Economics
How does advertising really work? This thoroughly revised edition of Ivan Preston’s popular classic, The Great American Blow-Up, provides new examples of puffery and deceit in advertising. Preston examines in detail the role of laws and the Federal Trade Commission in ensuring fair representation of goods and services to consumers. In a new concluding chapter, Preston describes and assesses developments in the field of advertising from the mid–1970s to the present.
Author: Bart Kosko
The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age. 20,000 first printing.
Author: Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad
Publisher: NYU Press
Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.
Organization and Claims Administration
Author: Gary P. Kraus
Publisher: Beard Books
Category: Business & Economics
Victim Decision Making
Author: Martin S. Greenberg,R. Barry Ruback
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Analyzing the findings of 20 studies, involving more than 5,000 people, this book explores the decision making process of the crime victim in the immediate aftermath of victimization. Using a broad range of innovative research techniques, the authors assess the effects of rape, robbery, burglary, and theft on individuals from diverse nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This work will be of value to people who work directly with crime victims, and to researchers who are interested in the process of decision making under stressful circumstances.
A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony
Author: Bradley J. Preber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Learn what to expect—and what's expected—as anexpert witness Serving as a financial expert witness or consultant in lawsuitsis a stressful, challenging, and tough business. In FinancialExpert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting andTestimony, financial forensic expert Bradley J. Preberleverages more than 30 years of experience to create a practicalguide for financial expert witnesses as they face litigationreporting and testimony. Financial Expert Witness Communication covers all areasof financial litigation including accounting, financial forensics,forensic technology, and damages—all from the point of viewof an expert witness. The book is especially helpful for those whoexpect to be formally designated as an expert witness; however, itis also appropriate for financial forensic accountants, litigationconsultants, and attorneys as they navigate the unique playingfield of the financial litigation process. This book gives financial experts strategies to defend theanalysis, conclusions, and expert opinions they have at theirdisposal. It also provides thorough explanations of compliance,data limitations, and due diligence as well as how to handledemanding legal counsel, with a goal of better preparing them forthe entire legal process. The book is part of the Wiley Corporate F&A Series and wascreated as an educational resource for nonattorney financialexperts involved with U.S.-based civil litigation or alternativedispute resolution proceedings. It takes a well-rounded approach byincluding special chapters on such concepts as retention,privilege, responsibilities, ethics, and testimony, all written bya nationally recognized expert. As a bonus, the companion websitepresents an additional expert witness case study and guidelines forfulfilling an expert witness role.
Author: David G. Owen
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This exceptional collection of twenty-two essays on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world's leading commentators on this particularly fascinating conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives from Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal reponsibility. This is truly a multi-national production, with contributions from several distinguished Oxford scholars of law and philosophy and many prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, and Israel. A provocative closing essay by one of the world's leading moral philosophers illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to the concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.
Author: Eamon Doherty,G. Don Purdy,Joel & Todd Liesbesfeld
This Everyone book attempts to the guide the reader through the more essential steps of understanding the basic principles or elements that constitute the daily work of investigators in fields relating to computing and electrical loss. The chapters are meant to set a foundation for people who may want to enter the field of investigations, or are at the beginning of a career in the area, or are seasoned investigators looking to delve into more contemporary areas of investigations, or for persons that are just interested in reading about matters or topics that are currently revealed in differing forms of media, such as in the successful TV drama series CSI. The book is formatted sequentially so that the reader can review important legal matters that are a part of most investigations and then go on to peruse the elements of basic electrical principles as they apply to certain types of fire and fault losses. These beginning chapters set a broad stage for the various areas of computing that follow. The book does not necessarily have to be read in the order that it was written. In a sense, the reader may choose to use the book as a reference book. The chapters were written, for the most part, to be able to stand alone, as monographs. There are many chapters that review a broad range of more common topics and there are chapters concerned with more esoteric areas of computing and electronics. Some of these chapters discuss the high-tech methods that are sometimes deployed by thieves, terrorists, pedophiles, stalkers, etc. All of the co-authors reflect their experience as individuals that work closely with the criminal justice and civil institutions.