Author: James Joseph Brown
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2007-02
Today, the standards for assessing the different types of damages vary greatly from state to state. Tort reform nationally has had a significant impact on tort damages. In addition, many states have codified the law concerning claims for damages arising from medical malpractice, consumer rights, wrongful death, and products liability. Proving and Defending Damage Claims: A Fifty-State Guide is the one reference that will help you accurately assess and pursue damages-- from drafting or defending a complaint to arguing damages at trial. This unique resource will help you present the strongest possible case on behalf of your client. You'll gain instant access to: Fifty-state surveys that provide quick and reliable answers to questions about recoverable damages. Analysis to help you calculate recoverable damages for particular causes of action. Reliable insights into the framework of punitive damages, including their availability and limitations. And much more! ; Proving and Defending Damage Claims: A Fifty-State Guide enables you to quickly and accurately assess damages in all fifty states. This essential resource analyzes damages connected with specific causes of action, including: Medical Malpractice Products Liability Personal injury Wrongful Death Equitable Remedies Property Loss Environmental Torts Consumer Protection
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-12-21
There is a great wealth of diversity in the business tort laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. In addition to the very significant differences in the statutes of limitation, other significant differences include: Some states have not recognized a cause of action for negligent interference with an economic advantage. Negligent misrepresentation in one state is limited to claims against persons in the business of supplying information to others. One state recognizes a cause of action for andquot;strict responsibility misrepresentation.andquot; Another state recognizes claims of andquot;prima facie tortandquot; for wrongs that do not fit into traditional tort categories. And these are only a few examples of the more significant differences. The new 2016 Edition of Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide helps you quickly assess the merits and pitfalls of litigation in any given jurisdiction allowing you to make the best decisions for your clients.
Author: Morton F. Daller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-12-13
On the front lines of product liability disputes, successful litigation planning begins with immediate access to the product liability laws of various jurisdictions--plus an understanding of the countless differences among them. That's exactly what you get with the thoroughly up-to-date and expanded edition of Product Liability Desk Reference, 2017 Edition , edited by Morton F. Daller. Whether you represent the plaintiff or defendant, the Product Liability Desk Reference, 2017 Edition is a comprehensive resource that provides the most recent statutory and case law developments on product liability laws for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. With coverage that is clear and concise, you will be able to make an initial assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case across jurisdictions. Practitioner-oriented, and written by leading state experts, each chapter summarizes the variants and developments particular to a specific state jurisdiction, resulting in a text that will assist you in making critical choices in product liability disputes wherever they arise. You'll find detailed coverage of each state's standards regarding: Causes of action Statutes of limitation and repose Strict liability Negligence Breach of Warranty Punitive damages Wrongful death Pre- and post-judgment interest Employer immunity from suit Joint and severable liability Relevant statutes to product liability actions.
Author: Priscilla Anne Schwab
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
The book will help you deal effectively with situations you face over and over again in the preparation and presentation of a case for trial. It provides you with strategies for simplifying complex evidence, handling criminal trials, facing grand juries, and arguing before the Supreme Court. It also informs you about the perceptions of jurors, witnesses, and judges; about appellate advocacy from both sides of the bench; and much more. And it contains some of the best legal writing available-clear, informal and never dull. Whether you are a new lawyer or an experienced litigator, you will find innovative ideas and step-by-step advice that you can put to immediate use in your practice.
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Cut through the legalese to truly understand constructionlaw Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense ConstructionLaw is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practicalintroduction to the significant legal topics and questionsaffecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, thisuseful guide has been updated to reflect the most currentdevelopments in the field, with new information on Public PrivatePartnerships, international construction projects, and more.Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being producedby the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison tothe old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning tothe new forms. The companion website features samples of thesedocuments for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries andchecklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. Theupdated instructor support material includes scenario exercises,sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the keypoints student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries,but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave itheavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning.This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal lawaffects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputesand liability. Understand construction law without wading through legaltheory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scaleprojects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseasprojects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly andconfidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer'sguide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear,unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the constructionprofessional's perspective. For a better understanding ofconstruction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common SenseConstruction Law is an efficient reference.