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Essentials of Torts,9780766811577

Essentials of Torts

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9780766811577

ISBN10:
0766811573
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Pub. Date:
12/13/2000
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

"Essentials of Torts, 2nd Edition" provides a condensed version of Statsky's "Personal Injury Litigation, 4th Edition" with a greater focus on paralegal roles in tort litigation. It is a comprehensive overview of the law of torts and serves as an invaluable guide for paralegal and legal secretary students, as well as an on-the-job refresher for anyone working in the law of torts. Numerous charts, checklists, drawings and other practical tools are provided to help the reader gain a better understanding of the presented material and additional case studies provide a look at the current "hot topic" legal issues in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Tort Law and Practice
1(12)
Scope
1(1)
Definitions and Purposes
1(2)
Elements of All the Torts
3(4)
Categories of Torts
7(2)
Introduction to Causation
9(1)
Tort Law Online
9(4)
Foreseeability in Tort Law
13(10)
Introduction
13(1)
Defining Foreseeability
14(1)
Foreseeability Spectrum
14(1)
Objective Standard
15(1)
Phrasing the Foreseeability Question
15(2)
Foreseeability Determination ``Formula''
17(3)
Review of Steps to Determine Foreseeability
20(3)
Battery
23(10)
Introduction
23(4)
Act
27(1)
Person
27(1)
Intent
28(1)
Harmful or Offensive Contact
29(1)
Consent and Privilege
30(3)
Assault
33(8)
Introduction
33(4)
Act
37(1)
Apprehension
37(1)
Harmful or Offensive
37(1)
Transferred Intent
38(1)
Assault and Civil Rights
39(2)
False Imprisonment and False Arrest
41(14)
Introduction
41(1)
False Imprisonment
41(8)
False Arrest
49(6)
Misuse of Legal Proceedings
55(10)
Introduction
55(1)
Malicious Prosecution
56(5)
Wrongful or Unjustified Civil Proceedings
61(1)
Abuse of Process
62(3)
Infliction of Emotional Distress
65(14)
Introduction
65(1)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
66(6)
Tort Law and the Impeachment of the President
72(2)
Media Defendants and the Constitution
74(1)
Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
75(4)
Conversion and Trespass to Chattels
79(8)
Introduction
79(4)
Damages
83(1)
Kind of Interference
83(1)
Mistake Defense
84(3)
Strict Liability
87(10)
Introduction
87(1)
Animals
88(1)
Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Conditions or Activities
89(8)
Negligence: A Summary
97(8)
Introduction
97(1)
Negligence and Breach of Duty
97(1)
Negligence and Insurance
98(1)
Shorthand Definition
98(1)
Negligence Checklist
98(7)
Negligence: Element I: Duty
105(10)
General Rule on Duty
105(1)
Unforeseeable Plaintiff
106(2)
Nonfeasance and Special Relationships
108(4)
Gratuitous Undertaking
112(1)
Protection for the Good Samaritan
113(2)
Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty (Unreasonableness)
115(44)
Standard of Care: Reasonableness
115(2)
Breach-of-Duty (Unreasonableness) Equation
117(5)
Objective or Subjective Standard?
122(2)
Res Ipsa Loquitur
124(4)
Custom and Usage
128(1)
Violation of a Statute
129(5)
Compliance with a Statute
134(2)
Gross Negligence (Unreasonableness) and Willful, Wanton, and Reckless Conduct
136(1)
Vicarious Liability
136(8)
Medical Malpractice
144(5)
Legal Malpractice
149(10)
Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause
159(16)
Introduction
159(1)
Cause in Fact
160(5)
Cut-Off Test of Proximate Cause
165(6)
Overview of Steps Needed to Analyze Proximate Cause
171(4)
Negligence: Element IV: Damages
175(12)
Kinds of Damages
175(2)
Present Value
177(1)
Pain and Suffering
178(2)
Software
180(1)
Property Damage
180(1)
Doctrine of Avoidable Consequences
181(1)
Collateral Source Rule
182(1)
Joint Tortfeasors
183(1)
Release
184(1)
Contribution
185(1)
Indemnity
185(2)
Negligence: Defenses
187(12)
Introduction
187(1)
Contributory Negligence
188(3)
Last Clear Chance
191(1)
Comparative Negligence
192(1)
Assumption of the Risk
193(6)
Products Liability
199(28)
Products Liability in the Media
199(1)
Categories of Defects
200(1)
Negligence
200(2)
Misrepresentation
202(1)
Warranty and Strict Liability
202(1)
Express Warranty
202(2)
Sale versus Service
204(2)
Implied Warranties
206(3)
Strict Liability in Tort
209(12)
Tobacco
221(3)
Reform
224(3)
Survival and Wrongful Death
227(6)
Introduction
227(1)
Survival of Torts Unrelated to Death
227(2)
Wrongful Death
229(1)
Avoiding Double Recovery
230(3)
Torts Against and Within the Family
233(8)
Torts Derived from Other Torts
233(2)
Torts Not Derived from Other Torts
235(1)
Prenatal Injuries
236(1)
Wrongful Life, Birth, Pregnancy
236(1)
Wrongful Adoption
237(1)
Intrafamily Tort Immunity
238(3)
Torts Connected with Land
241(18)
Introduction
241(1)
Trespass to Land
242(3)
Nuisance
245(3)
Traditional Negligence Liability
248(11)
Defamation
259(18)
Introduction
259(5)
Defamatory Statement
264(2)
Extrinsic Facts
266(1)
Falsity of the Statement
266(3)
Of and Concerning the Plaintiff
269(1)
Publication
269(1)
Republication
270(1)
Cyberspace Defamation
271(1)
Damages
272(1)
Privilege
273(1)
SLAPP Suits
274(1)
``Veggie Libel''
275(2)
Invasion of Privacy
277(10)
Four Torts
277(4)
Intrusion
281(1)
Appropriation
282(1)
Public Disclosure of Private Fact
282(1)
False Light
283(1)
Media Defendants
284(3)
Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts
287(16)
Misrepresentation
287(6)
Interference with Contract Relations
293(2)
Interference with Prospective Advantage
295(1)
Tortious Interference with Employment (Wrongful Discharge)
296(1)
Disparagement
296(2)
Injurious Falsehood
298(1)
Prima Facie Tort
299(1)
Bad Faith Liability
299(1)
Dram Shop Liability
300(3)
Additional Tort Defenses
303(22)
Introduction
303(1)
Consent in Tort Law
304(3)
Self-Help Privileges
307(9)
Sovereign Immunity
316(4)
Official Immunity: The Personal Liability of Government Employees
320(3)
Charitable Immunity
323(1)
Intrafamily Tort Immunity
323(2)
Workers' Compensation
325(12)
Introduction
325(1)
On-the-Job Injuries at Common Law
326(1)
Workers' Compensation Statutes
326(1)
Injuries and Diseases Covered
327(6)
Filing a Claim
333(1)
Benefits Available
334(1)
Tort Claims Against Third Parties
334(3)
Appendix Automobile Insurance 337(2)
Glossary 339(14)
Index 353


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