Author: John L. Diamond
Release Date: 2013
This Understanding treatise is the perfect complement to first-year tort courses and is suitable for use with any tort casebook. Concise and authoritative, Understanding Torts features: Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of intentional torts, privileges, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, joint and several liability, damages, strict liability, products liability, economic torts, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation and invasion of privacy. Judicious use of footnotes to provide full, but not overwhelming, primary and secondary support for textual propositions. Clear organization and writing to enhance understanding of basic concepts and major cases covered in a torts course. In-depth analysis of topics that generate the greatest confusion and controversy. Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here.
Author: John L. Diamond
Release Date: 2010
This Understanding treatise is the perfect complement to first-year tort courses and is suitable for use with any tort casebook. Concise and authoritative, Understanding Torts features: Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of intentional torts, privileges, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, joint and several liability, damages, strict liability, products liability, economic torts, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation and invasion of privacy. Judicious use of footnotes to provide full, but not overwhelming, primary and secondary support for textual propositions. Clear organization and writing to enhance understanding of basic concepts and major cases covered in a torts course. In-depth analysis of topics that generate the greatest confusion and controversy.
Author: Carol Harlow
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Human rights
This text offers an overview of the tort system for the non-lawyer or new law undergraduate. This new edition looks at topics such as the theories of tort law, accident compensation and its future, the rise of negligence, and issues in economic loss.
Author: Ross Sandler
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2012-03-12
JumpStart is a new study aid series covering the first-year course areas. Each title is a short book, roughly 170 pages, that addresses a problem students experience as they navigate their first year courses. Often first year students are expected to learn substantive law by reading judicial opinions without a framework or process to help them comprehend what they are reading. The JumpStart series supplies the context and prepares students to apply the rules in a litigation context. Titles in the series can be used as a general introduction to law school or as an introduction to torts. The books are most useful early in the first semester as well as in orientation courses or as summer reading for students entering their first year of law school. The series will appeal to academic success/support coordinators as well as the course-area professors. Ross Sandler is the series editor. His JumpStart: Torts is the first title in the series. JumpStart: Torts offers a detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation, beginning with stating a theory of the case, moving through determining facts and making motions to receiving the holding of the case. Legal reasoning and the litigation process are taught via numerous judicial opinions with full analysis of each. Judicial opinions and analyses are made comprehensible without in-class explanation in a straightforward, clear, and informal writing style. Class-tested for success, JumpStart: Torts features pedagogical elements that support learning and facilitate use. As with each book in the series, the opening chapter provides a glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases in tort law. Many judicial opinions are accompanied by an artist-drawn "cartoon" that illustrates the conflict or issue of the case. Short, easy-to-read opinions focus on ordinary situations with simple fact patterns that apply settled rules of law and principles. The book ends with a Practice Exam: a clear explanation of how to approach the typical torts essay exam question as well as insight into how professors grade exams. The chapter ends with a practice essay question. Two sample answers are included: a strong answer and a weaker answer. Each answer includes notes that point out where students did well and where they could improve their answers. Features: Detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation begins by stating a theory of the case moves through determining fact and making motions to receiving the holding of the case Illustrates legal reasoning and the litigation process teaches through numerous judicial opinions with analysis Judicial opinions and analyses comprehensible without in-class explanation Straightforward, clear, informal style Class-tested material Pedagogical features Opening chapter glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases
Author: John L. Diamond
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2001-01-01
This law school casebook includes both new and classic cases selected for their teachability and stimulation for students. Newspaper articles and editorials have been reprinted to emphasize public controversies surrounding particular tort law decisions. Notes are straightforward and designed to explore policy concerns rather than struggle with clarifying black letter law. Highlights of new cases include a second-hand smoke case and another case of university students suing for battery after being intentionally exposed to radiation on a field trip, intentional interference with contractual and economic relations, and sexual harassment as grounds for a suit for intentional infliction of mental distress.
Author: Chris Turner
Release Date: 2013-12-13
The law of torts is a vibrant and fast-moving area of the legal system.Unlocking Torts will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an essential foundation to tort law. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: the origins of tortious liability torts and goods trespass to the person defamation the many aspects of negligence economic torts trespass to land breaches of statutory duty nuisance employers' liability; vicarious liability liability for land and animals remedies and limitations. This fourth edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the law and now includes all significant new cases plus an extended section on privacy. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units. The popular website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk has been improved and updated. It provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.
Author: Rachael Mulheron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Presenting tort law as a body of principles, this authoritative textbook guides students to a rich understanding of the subject. Summaries, diagrams, comparative discussion and detailed legal analysis accompany the exposition, and a companion website features ten additional chapters. This accessible text will appeal to both students and practitioners.
Author: Kenneth S. Abraham
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Release Date: 2002-01
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.
Author: Gerald J. Postema
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2001-11-19
When accidents occur and people suffer injuries, who ought to bear the loss? Tort law offers a complex set of rules to answer this question, but up to now philosophers have offered little by way of analysis of these rules. In eight essays commissioned for this volume, leading legal theorists examine the philosophical foundations of tort law. Amongst the questions they address are the following: how are the notions at the core of tort practice (such as responsibility, fault, negligence, due care, and duty to repair) to be understood? Is an explanation based on a conception of justice feasible? How are concerns of distributive and corrective justice related? What amounts to an adequate explanation of tort law? This collection will be of interest to professionals and advanced students working in philosophy of law, social theory, political theory, and law, as well as anyone seeking a better understanding of tort law.
Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-08-26
TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Ken Oliphant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-07-30
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.
Author: Richard Kidner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-06-28
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.
Author: Constantinos E. Scaros
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics
Providing a sound introduction to law and the American legal system, this well-written and easy-to-follow guide to understanding torts shows readers the critical role this branch of law plays and how it affects people from all walks of life. Begins with an introduction to laws, followed by an introduction to torts, then offer full chapter coverage on torts to the person, property, and reputation; malpractice; torts to other civil rights; defenses, remedies and damages involving the torts learned; and careers in torts for attorneys and paralegals. Discusses general—not state-specific—tort laws, and shows that the basic concepts of tort law are rooted in a particular set of ideas which do not change with each new legislative session. Integrates many examples throughout to clarify material, add perspective, and deepen understanding. For legal assistants, court reporters, personal injury lawyers, entertainment lawyers, or anyone who wants a fundamental understanding of torts.
Author: Robert L. Rabin
Release Date: 2003-01
Ideally suited as a supplement in a first-year torts course or as a text for an advanced seminar, Torts Stories provides an enriched understanding of ten leading torts cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. The publication provides students with an understanding of ten leading torts cases: United States v. Carroll Towing Co., the Hand Formula's Home Port; MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Simplifying the Facts while Reshaping the Law; Rowland v. Christian, Hallmark of an Expansionary Era; Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, The Therapist s Dilemma; The Wagon Mound Cases, Foreseeability, Causation, and Mrs. Palsgraf; Hymowitz v. Eli Lilly and Co., Markets of Mothers; Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co., While the Timorous Stay at Home, the Adventurous Ride the Flopper; Rylands v. Fletcher, Tort Law's Conscience; Esc