9780890898116

Studies in American Tort Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780890898116

  • ISBN10:

    0890898111

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

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Summary

Studies in American Tort Law introduces students to -- but is careful not to overwhelm them with -- law and economics. At appropriate junctures, economic issues are explored, as in connection with the negligence balancing test and the materials on damages, nuisance, and strict liability. The goal is not to view all of tort law through an economic lens, but to employ economic analysis when it is particularly useful. This approach allows professors from the law-and-economics school to use the materials in the text as a starting point for classroom discussions; those who eschew economic analysis can allow the economic commentary to stand on its own.

Several features of the book are noteworthy: first, vivid, memorable cases are used as the primary vehicle for teaching torts, but special effort is also made to integrate statutory law into the text. In particular, careful attention is paid to the reflexive process through which judge-made law and legislation influence one another. Second, the significance of liability insurance is highlighted so that students come

Table of Contents

An Overview of Modern Tort Liability: Intentional Injury, Failure to Exercise Care, and Strict Liability
3(36)
Basic Intentional Torts
39(90)
Defenses and Privileges
129(44)
Damages
173(58)
Negligence: Basic Principles
231(90)
Proving Negligence
321(32)
Factual Causation
353(48)
Proximate Causation
401(56)
Limited Duty: Failure to Act
457(50)
Limited Duty: Premises Liability
507(42)
Limited Duty: Negligent Infliction of Severe Emotional Distress
549(30)
Limited Duty: Alcohol-Related Injuries
579(12)
Torts Involving Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, and Adoption
591(24)
Strict Liability
615(40)
Products Liability
655(70)
Defenses Based on Plaintiff's Conduct
725(46)
Joint Tortfeasors
771(30)
Immunities
801(24)
Statutes of Limitations
825(16)
Interference with Possession or Use of Land: Trespass and Nuisance
841(42)
Misrepresentation
883(40)
Defamation
923(62)
Invasion of Privacy
985(39)
Index 1024

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