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
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: Vincent R. Johnson
Release Date: 2010-06-14
This textbook is designed for use in upper-level law school courses. It reflects the belief that the most effective teaching materials for students beyond the first year of law school are centered on problems of the kind that lawyers face in practice. Other features of the book include: • Clear Narrative Text. The chapters in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach focus on five intriguing subjects which normally receive little attention in basic torts courses: misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, tortious interference, and injurious falsehood. In each chapter, the law is laid out in a clear narrative format, which quotes liberally from pertinent court opinions, statutes, and other sources. Because upper-level law students are already well acquainted with the American litigation process, each topic focuses primarily on operative rules and policies, and their application to particular fact situations. The text minimizes the procedural complexities of cases that have already been decided. • Fifty-Six Discussion Problems. The main instructional feature of Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the fifty-six discussion problems. Roughly every eight to ten pages, there is a problem for students to prepare in advance of class. A good answer requires a confident grasp of the rules, concepts, and principles addressed in the text or in basic law school courses. The problems, which test whether students have learned the assigned material, are designed to form the basis for classroom discussions. If a class meets twice a week over the course of a typical law school semester, each reading assignment is likely to include about fifteen to twenty pages of reading material and two discussion problems. Other advanced torts books have few or no discussion problems, or contain discussion problems only in some chapters. Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the only textbook that uses discussion problems as the principal teaching device for every topic in the book. • Preparation for Practicing Law in the 21st Century. Many of the problems in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach are based on actual cases or stories in the news. With rare exceptions, the names have been changed. The facts in the problems often diverge from those which gave rise to the underlying disputes in order to raise questions important to the course. The discussion problems challenge students to explore how the law applies to the kinds of facts they will encounter in twenty-first century law practice. There is an abundance of citations to cases decided since 2000. The hypothetical scenarios are designed to help users of the book develop the problem-solving skills that effective lawyers need today. • Cutting-Edge Legal Issues in the Digital Age. Although the torts discussed in this book are ancient in origin, they are often on the front lines of litigation in the Digital Age. There are abundant references to issues raised by recent communications technology developments, including blogging, texting, and social networking. The book addresses numerous practical questions that Americans confront in contemporary life, such as the liability issues that arise from anonymous postings on the Internet or from corporate press releases designed to mislead investors.