9781428318496

Tort Law for Legal Assistants

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  • ISBN13:

    9781428318496

  • ISBN10:

    1428318496

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/5/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Tort Law, fourth edition balances academic principles of tort law and practical coverage of skills necessary for the paralegal. The book offers fundamental tort law concepts, and real world, practical skills in an engaging, easy to read book. Each chapter contains valuable "Practice Pointers" that introduce students to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, writing FOIA letters, and assembling trial exhibits. Placing an emphasis on skill building, the student is provided numerous opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the "Putting It Into Practice" section in each chapter. Using the Internet as a key student resource, Tort Law, 4th edition now includes relevant legal Web sites, in the "Net News" and "Local Links" sections, to acquaint students with sample documents, provide links to federal or state agencies and to showcase stimulating articles to keep students up to date on exciting developments in tort law.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview of a Tort Case
Intentional Torts
Negligence: An Overview
Negligence: Duty
Negligence: Breach of Duty
Negligence: Causation
Negligence: Damages
Negligence: Defenses
Malpractice
Misrepresentation, Nuisance and Other Torts
Strict Liability
Products Liability
Defamation and Related Torts
Vicarious Liability
Joint Liability
Tort Reform
Automobile Insurance
Bad Faith
Workers' Compensation
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