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9780195584745

Torts in New Zealand Cases and Materials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195584745

  • ISBN10:

    0195584740

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-30
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

The fourth edition of the principal casebook on the topic builds on its success by providing cases, materials, and integrated commentary necessary for a comprehensive introduction to tort law in New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Table of Legislation
viii
Table of Cases
xii
Acknowledgments xxvi
Introduction
1(21)
The aims of tort
1(12)
Legal reasoning and tort law
13(9)
Intentional Torts
22(97)
Introduction
22(1)
Battery
23(9)
Defences to intentional torts
32(43)
Consent
32(11)
Lawful authority
43(5)
Self-defence and defence of others
48(1)
Defence of property
49(3)
Necessity
52(10)
Limitation of actions
62(13)
Assault
75(7)
False imprisonment
82(17)
Intentional infliction of emotional distress
99(7)
Vicarious liability
106(13)
Introduction
106(1)
History
107(1)
Policy
107(1)
Issues
107(12)
Accident Compensation
119(77)
Introduction
119(1)
Policy development
120(9)
Further perspectives on accident compensation
123(6)
Cover
129(28)
Personal injury
131(10)
Accident
141(8)
Medical misadventure/treatment injury
149(8)
Common law actions and accident compensation
157(39)
'Exemplary' or 'punitive' damages
158(18)
Potential claims for compensatory damages
176(3)
Claims for compensation under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
179(3)
Compensatory damages for pure nervous shock
182(14)
Negligence
196(283)
Introduction
196(1)
Basic Negligence
197(4)
Duty of care
201(42)
General approaches
201(16)
Nervous shock
217(26)
Subsequent developments
243(1)
Breach of the duty of care
244(25)
The reasonable person standard
244(11)
The learner driver and reasonableness standard
255(2)
The 'reasonable' professional
257(8)
Res ipsa loquitur
265(4)
The damage requirement
269(46)
Cause-in-fact
269(15)
'Remoteness'
284(12)
Third party intervention
296(19)
The defendant's case
315(10)
Contributory negligence
315(7)
Limitation periods---The problem of latent defects
322(3)
Advanced Negligence
325(3)
Economic loss
328(64)
Negligent misstatement
328(38)
'Pure' economic loss
366(26)
The government inspection or building cases
392(22)
Limits of Negligence
414(1)
The private law/public law boundary
414(24)
Negligence and defamation---Exclusive or complementary?
438(7)
Tort and contract---Which rules?
445(34)
Land-Based Torts
479(132)
Trespass to land
479(27)
Introduction
479(1)
Trespass as constitutional guarantee
480(2)
Trespass to airspace
482(6)
Implied and express licences
488(8)
Trespass, privacy and snooping cameras
496(7)
Trespass---How strict a liability?
503(3)
Private nuisance
506(60)
Introduction
506(1)
Interference with enjoyment of property
507(24)
Nuisances not 'caused' by the plaintiff
531(13)
'Coming to the nuisance' and stopping 'useful' activities
544(22)
The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
566(32)
The 'elements of the tort'
566(8)
Is Rylands still a tort?
574(24)
Public nuisance
598(13)
Defamation and Privacy
611(109)
Introduction
611(2)
Defamation---The Plaintiff's Case
613(1)
Defamtory meaning
613(8)
True or legal innuendo
621(6)
Intention
627(2)
Identification of the plaintiff
629(9)
Publication to third party
638(2)
Defamation---The Defendant's Case
640(1)
Truth
641(5)
Honest opinion
646(10)
Parliamentary privilege
656(4)
Qualified privilege
660(30)
Malice at common law
668(3)
Recent development in Britain and New Zealand
671(3)
The Lange saga---Timeline of events
674(16)
Statutory privilege
690(10)
Privacy
700(1)
Background
700(2)
American origins
700(1)
English approach to privacy
700(2)
The tort of breach of privacy and the Privacy Act 1993
702(1)
The tort of privacy in New Zealand
702(18)
Select Bibliography 720(2)
Index 722

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