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Cases and Materials on Torts

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9781587788741

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1587788748
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Pub. Date:
6/1/2005
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West Academic
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Summary

Combining excellence in scholarship and ease of use, this best-selling casebook engages readers in and encourages critical thinking about tort law with its compelling stories, crisply edited classic tort cases, and discussion of legislation and new public policy. Unbiased in its approach and organized in manageable sections of information, the casebook expands law students? understanding of tort law doctrine and rationale with helpful notes, memorable cases and statutes, and discussion of topics such as the increasing influence of legislatures on the common law of torts.

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Acknowledgments ix
Table of Cases
xix
Development of Liability Based Upon Fault
1(16)
Intentional Interference With Person or Property
17(74)
Intent
17(12)
Battery
29(8)
Assault
37(3)
False Imprisonment
40(10)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
50(16)
Trespass to Land
66(9)
Trespass to Chattels
75(6)
Conversion
81(10)
Nature of the Tort
81(5)
Effect of Good Faith
86(1)
Necessity of Demand; Return of Chattel
87(1)
Damages
88(1)
What May Be Converted
89(1)
Who May Maintain the Action
90(1)
Privileges
91(40)
Consent
91(12)
Self-Defense
103(3)
Defense of Others
106(1)
Defense of Property
107(6)
Recovery of Property
113(5)
Necessity
118(7)
Authority of Law
125(2)
Discipline
127(1)
Justification
128(3)
Negligence
131(128)
History
131(1)
Elements of Cause of Action
132(1)
A Negligence Formula
133(12)
The Standard of Care
145(55)
The Reasonable Prudent Person
145(23)
The Professional
168(29)
Aggravated Negligence
197(3)
Rules of Law
200(4)
Violation of Statute
204(25)
Applicability of Statute
206(16)
Effect of Statute
222(7)
Proof of Negligence
229(30)
Court and Jury: Circumstantial Evidence
229(8)
Res Ipsa Loquitur
237(22)
Causation in Fact
259(34)
Sine Qua Non
259(3)
Proof of Causation
262(20)
Concurrent Causes
282(3)
Problems in Determining Which Party Caused the Harm
285(8)
Proximate or Legal Cause
293(68)
Unforeseeable Consequences
294(31)
Intervening Causes
325(19)
Public Policy
344(16)
Shifting Responsibility
360(1)
Joint Tortfeasors
361(42)
Liability and Joinder of Defendants
361(10)
Satisfaction and Release
371(12)
Contribution and Indemnity
383(9)
Apportionment of Damages
392(11)
Duty of Care
403(77)
Privity of Contract
404(13)
Failure to Act
417(21)
Pure Economic Loss
438(12)
Emotional Distress
450(14)
Unborn Children
464(16)
Owners and Occupiers of Land
480(39)
Outside the Premises
480(5)
On the Premises
485(22)
Trespassers
485(4)
Licensees
489(3)
Invitees
492(6)
Persons Outside the Established Categories
498(1)
Children
498(3)
Persons Privileged to Enter Irrespective of Landowner's Consent
501(1)
Rejection or Merging of Categories
502(5)
Lessor and Lessee
507(12)
Damages
519(46)
Personal Injuries
520(28)
Physical Harm to Property
548(2)
Punitive Damages
550(15)
Wrongful Death and Survival
565(21)
Wrongful Death
565(13)
Survival
578(8)
Defenses
586(74)
Plaintiff's Conduct
586(28)
Contributory Negligence
586(6)
Comparative Negligence
592(9)
Assumption of Risk
601(1)
Express
601(6)
Implied
607(7)
Statutes of Limitations and Repose
614(7)
Immunities
621(39)
Families
622(11)
Charities
633(4)
Employer Immunity
637(1)
State and Local Governments
637(11)
The United States
648(9)
Public Officers
657(3)
Vicarious Liability
660(26)
Respondeat Superior
660(7)
Independent Contractors
667(6)
Joint Enterprise
673(5)
Bailments
678(3)
Imputed Contributory Negligence
681(5)
Strict Liability
686(32)
Animals
686(6)
Abnormally Dangerous Activities
692(18)
Limitations on Strict Liability
710(8)
Products Liability
718(81)
Development of Theories of Recovery
719(19)
Negligence
719(2)
Warranty
721(1)
Express Warranties
722(4)
Implied Warranties
726(6)
Strict Liability in Tort
732(6)
Product Defects
738(27)
Manufacturing Defect
740(3)
Design Defect
743(14)
Warnings Defect
757(8)
Proof
765(4)
Defenses
769(14)
Plaintiff's Conduct
769(8)
Preemption and Other Government Actions
777(6)
Defendants Other than Principal Manufacturers/Harm Other than Personal Injury
783(12)
Other Suppliers of Chattels
783(4)
Services
787(7)
Harm Other Than Personal Injury
794(1)
Legislation and Products Liability
795(4)
Nuisance
799(30)
Defamation
829(110)
Nature of a Defamatory Communication
830(20)
Libel and Slander
850(8)
Publication
858(11)
Basis of Liability
869(54)
Actual Malice, Burdens of Proof, and the Press
879(13)
Private Plaintiffs
892(10)
Speech of Private Concern
902(5)
Falsity
907(5)
Public Figures and Public Officials
912(3)
Opinion
915(8)
Privileges
923(9)
Absolute Privilege
923(3)
Conditional or Qualified Privilege
926(6)
Remedies
932(7)
Privacy
939(45)
Civil Rights
984(20)
Misuse of Legal Procedure
1004(18)
Misrepresentation
1022(56)
Introduction
1022(2)
Concealment and Nondisclosure
1024
Basis of Liability
1029(5)
To the Recipient
1029(16)
To Third Persons
1045(13)
Reliance
1058(4)
Opinion
1062(5)
Law
1067(2)
Prediction and Intention
1069(4)
Damages
1073(5)
Interference With Advantageous Relationships
1078(62)
Business Relations
1078(57)
Injurious Falsehood
1078(11)
Interference With Existing or Prospective Contractual Relations
1089(34)
Tortious Breach of Contract
1123(12)
Family Relations
1135(5)
Torts in the Age of Statutes
1140(51)
Implied Rights of Action and Statutory Duties
1140(31)
Express Rights of Action: Civil RICO
1171(11)
The Determination of Tort Law
1182(9)
Compensation Systems as Substitutes for Tort Law
1191(28)
Employment Injuries
1191(8)
Automobile Accident Injuries
1199(3)
Other No-Fault Compensation Systems
1202(14)
The Future
1216(3)
Abbreviations Useful for Note-Taking in Tort Classes 1219(2)
Index 1221


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