9780735535138

Torts

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    9780735535138

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    0735535132

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  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

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This concise new casebook is ideally suited for a one-semester, four-credit course. With key cases and understandable notes skillfully presented in just 800 pages, TORTS: Cases and Materials offers a refreshing, enjoyable choice for students. This new casebook is designed to facilitate student comprehension: eminently cases and informative topical notes convey the core of tort law notes challenge students to consider provocative questions about the cases 'Authors' Dialogues,' a series of informal, highly engaging in the discussions and debates between the authors raise points about the topic under discussion white modeling the skills of persuasion and critical thinking short hypotheticals throughout the book test variations on fact patterns carefully edited cases strike the fight balance between preserving the flavor of the case and overwhelming students with details

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
Acknowledgments xxiii
Introduction 1(6)
What This Course Is About
1(1)
Some Preliminary Thoughts Regarding the Social Objectives of Tort Law
2(1)
Measures of Recovery in Tort: The Rules Governing Damages
3(1)
Time Limitations on the Bringing of Tort Actions
4(1)
How to Read an Appellate Decision
5(2)
chapter 1 Intentional Torts: Interference with Persons and Property 7(50)
A. Intent
7(12)
Garratt v. Dailey
7(6)
Hypo 1
13(1)
Authors' Dialogue #1
14(1)
Ranson v. Kitner
14(1)
Talmage v. Smith
15(2)
Hypo 2
17(2)
B. Battery
19(8)
Brzoska v. Olson
20(4)
Hypo 3
24(1)
Fisher v. Carrousel Motor Hotel
24(3)
C. Assault
27(3)
Western Union Telegraph Co. v. Hill
28(2)
D. False Imprisonment
30(8)
Grant v. Stop-N-Go Market of Texas, Inc.
31(5)
Authors' Dialogue #2
36(2)
Hypo 4
38(1)
E. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
38(9)
Harris v. Jones
39(7)
Authors' Dialogue #3
46(1)
F. Trespass to Land
47(1)
Rogers v. Kent Board of County Road Commissioners
47(1)
G. Trespass to Chattels and Conversion
48(7)
Hypo 5
49(1)
Hypo 6
49(1)
CompuServe Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, Inc.
50(5)
H. An Umbrella Intentional Tort
55(2)
Hypo 7
55(1)
Hypo 8
55(2)
chapter 2 Privileges/Defenses 57(52)
A. Consent
58(26)
O'Brien v. Cunard Steamship Co.
58(1)
Hypo 9
59(1)
Hypo 10
60(1)
Hackbart v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.
61(5)
Kennedy v. Parrott
66(1)
Authors' Dialogue #4
67(4)
De May v. Roberts
71(3)
Hypo 11
74(1)
Scott v. Bradford
74(5)
Hypo 12
79(1)
Authors' Dialogue #5
80(4)
B. Self-Defense
84(6)
Courvoisier v. Raymond
84(5)
Authors' Dialogue #6
89(1)
Hypo 13
89(1)
Hypo 14
89(1)
C. Defense of Others
90(1)
D. Defense of Property
91(5)
Katko v. Briney
91(5)
E. Recovery of Property
96(1)
F. Necessity
97(5)
Vincent v. Lake Erie Transp. Co.
97(5)
G. Legal Authority
102(1)
H. Disciplining Children
103(2)
Hypo 15
104(1)
I. An Umbrella Justification Defense
105(4)
Sindle v. New York City Transit Authority
105(4)
chapter 3 Negligence 109(76)
A. Introduction
109(1)
B. The General Standard of Care: Negligence Balancing
110(12)
Lubitz v. Wells et al.
110(2)
United States v. Carroll Towing Co.
112(1)
Washington v. Louisiana Power and Light Co.
113(7)
Hypo 16
120(2)
Authors' Dialogue #7
122(1)
C. The Qualities of the Reasonable Person
122(28)
1. What the Reasonable Person Knows
124(2)
Delair v. McAdoo
124(1)
Hypo 17
125(1)
Hypo 18
126(1)
2. How the Reasonable Person Responds to Emergencies
126(4)
Cord as v. Peerless Transportation Co.
126(4)
Hypo 19
130(1)
3. Does the Reasonable Person Follow Customary Practice?
130(4)
Trimarco v. Klein
130(1)
Authors' Dialogue #8
131(3)
Hypo 20
134(1)
4. The Physical and Mental Attributes of the Reasonable Person
134(6)
Roberts v. State of Louisiana
134(1)
Authors' Dialogue #9
134(6)
5. To What Standard of Conduct Is a Child Held?
140(4)
Stevens v. Veenstra
140(3)
Hypo 21
143(1)
Authors' Dialogue #10
144(1)
6. The Standard of Care for Professionals
144(6)
Boyce v. Brown
145(4)
Hypo 22
149(1)
D. Judicially Determined Standards of Care
150(19)
1. Courts Utilizing Risk-Utility Balancing to Set Standards of Care
150(3)
Helling v. Carey
151(2)
2. Courts Utilizing Statutes to Set Standards of Care: Negligence Per Se
153(15)
Martin v. Herzog
155(3)
Reque v. Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corp.
158(2)
Stachniewicz v. Mar-Cam Corporation
160(5)
Impson v. Structural Metals, Inc.
165(3)
Hypo 23
168(1)
3. Statutory Private Rights of Action: Express or Implied
168(1)
E. Proof of Negligence: Res Ipsa Loquitur
169(16)
Eaton v. Eaton
170(6)
Hypo 24
176(1)
Ybarra v. Spangard
176(5)
Sullivan v. Crabtree
181(4)
chapter 4 Actual Causation 185(46)
A. But-for Causation: Did the Defendant's Negligent Conduct Cause the Plaintiff's Harm?
185(9)
Perkins v. Texas and New Orleans Ry.
185(3)
Ford v. Trident Fisheries Co
188(1)
Lyons v. Midnight Sun Transportation Services, Inc.
189(1)
Authors' Dialogue #11
190(1)
Reynolds v. Texas Pacific Ry. Co.
191(1)
Hypo 25
192(2)
B. Special Problems of Proof
194(19)
Kramer Service, Inc. v. Wilkins
195(3)
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
198(8)
Herskovits v. Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
206(1)
Authors' Dialogue #12
207(6)
C. When Two (or More) Negligent Actors Concurrently (or Successively) Cause the Plaintiff's Harm
213(5)
Hill v. Edmonds
213(2)
Kingston v. Chicago & N.W Ry.
215(2)
Hypo 26
217(1)
Authors' Dialogue #13
218(1)
D. When One of Several Negligent Actors Clearly Harmed the Plaintiff, but We Can't Tell Which One
218(13)
Summers v. Tice
218(2)
Hypo 27
220(1)
Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories
221(8)
Authors' Dialogue #14
229(2)
chapter 5 Proximate Causation 231(62)
A. Liability Limited to Reasonably Foreseeable Consequences
232(29)
Marshall v. Nugent
232(5)
Authors' Dialogue #15
237(1)
McCahill v. New York Transportation. Co.
238(3)
Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Wagon Mound No. 1)
241(6)
Authors' Dialogue #16
247(1)
Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. The Miller Steamship Co. (Wagon Mound No. 2)
247(4)
Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R.
251(9)
Authors' Dialogue #17
260(1)
B. Superceding Causes
261(19)
Derdiarian v. Felix Contracting Corp.
261(6)
Hypo 28
267(1)
Watson v. Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & R.R.
267(3)
Authors' Dialogue #18
270(1)
Fuller v. Preis
271(5)
Wagner v. International Railway
276(4)
C. Playing the "Duty" Card
280(13)
Hamilton v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
280(8)
Authors' Dialogue #19
288(5)
chapter 6 Nonliability for Foreseeable Consequences (Limited Duty Rules) 293(74)
A. Limitations on the Duty to Rescue
293(25)
Yania v. Bigan
294(2)
Erie R. Co. v. Stewart
296(3)
L. S. Ayres & Co. v. Hicks
299(4)
Hypo 29
303(1)
J.S. and M.S. v. R.T.H.
303(5)
Hypo 30
308(1)
Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California
309(7)
Authors' Dialogue #20
316(2)
Hypo 31
318(1)
B. Limitations on Recovery for Pure Economic Loss
318(18)
State of Louisiana, Ex Rel. Guste v. M/V Testbank
318(9)
Hypo 32
327(1)
Hypo 33
327(1)
Hypo 34
327(2)
People Express Airlines, Inc. v. Consolidated Rail Corp.
329(5)
Authors' Dialogue #21
334(2)
C. Limitations on Recovery for Emotional Distress
336(16)
Daley v. LaCroix
338(4)
Thing v. La Chusa
342(10)
Authors' Dialogue #22
352(1)
D. Harm to Unborn Children
352(15)
Werling v. Sandy
353(5)
Procanik by Procanik v. Cillo
358(7)
Authors' Dialogue #23
365(2)
chapter 7 Owners and Occupiers of Land 367(38)
A. Duties Owed to Entrants on the Land
368(17)
1. Duties Owed to Trespassers
368(1)
2. Duties Owed to Licensees
368(1)
3. Duties Owed to Invitees
369(4)
Gladon v. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
369(4)
Hypo 35
373(1)
Hypo 36
373(1)
4. Rejection of the Categories
373(7)
Rowland v. Christian
374(6)
5. Sticking to Tradition
380(5)
Carter v. Kinney
380(4)
Authors' Dialogue #24
384(1)
B. Special Rules Limiting Liability
385(3)
1. The Firefighter's Rule
385(2)
2. Recreational Use Statutes
387(1)
C. Duties Owed to Those Outside the Premises
388(3)
Taylor v. Olsen
389(2)
D. Duties Owed by Lessors
391(5)
Sargent v. Ross
392(4)
E. Premises Liability: Securing Against Crime
396(9)
Posecai v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
396(9)
chapter 8 Affirmative Defenses 405(58)
A. Defenses Based on Plaintiff's Conduct
405(38)
1. Contributory Negligence
405(3)
Butterfield v. Forrester
405(3)
2. Comparative Negligence
408(13)
McIntyre v. Balentine
408(6)
Hypo 37
414(3)
Alami v. Volkswagen of America, Inc.
417(4)
3. Assumption of Risk
421(16)
Jorst v. D'Ambrosio Bros. Investment Co.
422(6)
Blackburn v. Dorta
428(3)
Turcotte v. Fell
431(1)
Authors' Dialogue #25
432(5)
4. Avoidable Consequences
437(6)
Authors' Dialogue #26
438(4000)
Bryant v. Calantone
4438
B. Non-Conduct-Based Defenses
443(20)
1. Immunities
443(16)
Tippett v. United States
446(6)
Riss v. City of New York
452(7)
Hypo 38
459(1)
2. Statutes of Limitation
459(3)
3. Statutes of Repose
462(1)
chapter 9 Joint Tortfeasors 463(24)
A. Concerted Action
463(3)
Herman v. Wesgate
463(3)
B. Liability by Operation of Law
466(1)
C. Indivisible Injury
466(10)
American Motorcycle Assn. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
466(6)
Authors' Dialogue #27
472(4)
D. Satisfaction of a Judgment and the Aftermath: Contribution and Indemnity
476(2)
E. Settlement and Release
478(2)
F. Where the Issue of Divisibility of Damages Is Unclear
480(7)
Michie v. Great Lakes Steel Division, National Steel Corp.
481(3)
Dillon v. Twin State Gas & Electric Co.
484(3)
chapter 10 Strict Liability 487(26)
A. Possession of Animals
488(5)
Sandy v. Bushey
490(2)
Hypo 39
492(1)
B. Abnormally Dangerous Activities
493(20)
Fletcher v. Rylands
493(3)
Rylands v. Fletcher
496(1)
Turner v. Big Lake Oil Co.
497(3)
Hypo 40
500(1)
Indiana Harbor Belt R.R. v. American Cyanamid Co.
500(7)
Foster v. Preston Mill Co.
507(1)
Authors' Dialogue #28
508(5)
chapter 11 Products Liability 513(68)
A. In the Beginning There Was Privity: The Negligence Action
513(2)
B. The Implied Warranty of Merchantability: The Contract Action
515(1)
C. Strict Liability: Combining Contract and Tort
515(3)
D. The Hard Work: Defining and Proving Defect
518(46)
1. Manufacturing Defects
519(3)
Welge v. Planters Lifesavers Co.
519(3)
2. Design Defect
522(34)
Prentis v. Yale Manufacturing Co.
524(6)
Vautour v. Body Masters Sports Industries, Inc.
530(5)
Potter v. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.
535(6)
Hypo 41
541(1)
Authors' Dialogue #29
542(1)
Soule v. General Motors Corp.
542(7)
O'Brien v. Muskin Corp.
549(7)
3. Failure to Warn
556(8)
Anderson v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.
556(6)
Authors' Dialogue #30
562(1)
Hypo 42
563(1)
E. Proximate Cause
564(4)
Union Pump Co. V. Allbritton
564(4)
F. Comparative Fault
568(6)
Murray v. Fairbanks Morse
568(6)
Authors' Dialogue #31
574(1)
G. Express Warranty and Misrepresentation
574(7)
Baxter v. Ford Motor Co.
575(6)
chapter 12 Trespass to Land and Nuisance 581(28)
A. An Introduction to the Basics
581(1)
B. Trespass in Shades of Gray
582(5)
Bradley v. American Smelting and Refining Co.
582(5)
C. Private Nuisance
587(10)
Hughes v. Emerald Mines Corp.
587(4)
Carpenter v. The Double R Cattle Co., Inc.
591(6)
D. Public Nuisance
597(1)
E. The Coase Theorem: Understanding Nuisance Through the Prism of Economics
598(2)
F. Remedies
600(9)
Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Co., Inc.
600(6)
Authors' Dialogue #32
606(3)
chapter 13 Damages 609(64)
A. Compensatory Damages
609(42)
1. Damages for Personal Injury
610(29)
Anderson v. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
610(3)
Richardson v. Chapman
613(7)
McDougald v. Garber
620(9)
Coyne v. Campbell
629(6)
Zimmerman v. Ausland
635(4)
2. Harm to Property
639(3)
3. Wrongful Death and Survival
642(9)
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. v. Garris
642(4)
Murphy v. Martin Oil Co.
646(5)
B. Punitive Damages
651(22)
Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. Zenobia
654(5)
BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore
659(8)
Price v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co.
667(6)
chapter 14 Compensation Systems as Alternatives to Tort 673(48)
A. Workers' Compensation
675(10)
Anderson v. Save-A-Lot, Ltd.
678(7)
B. Automobile No-Fault Insurance Plans
685(10)
McKenzie v. Auto Club Insurance Assn.
686(9)
C. Other Forms of No-Fault Compensation
695(17)
1. Replacing the Tort System Entirely: The New Zealand Experience
695(10)
Richard S. Miller, An Analysis and Critique of the 1992 Changes to New Zealand's Accident Compensation Scheme
697(2)
Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand's Accident Compensation Scheme: Twenty Years On
699(3)
Bryce Wilkinson, New Zealand's Failed Experiment with State Monopoly Accident Insurance
702(3)
2. Federal No-Fault Compensation Programs in the U.S.
705(2)
3. No-Fault Compensation for Medical Accidents
707(5)
James A. Henderson, Jr., The Boundary Problems of Enterprise Liability
707(5)
D. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
712(9)
David W. Chen, Family of 9/11 Victim Accepts $1.04 Million in the First U.S. Payout
718(3)
chapter 15 Defamation 721(70)
A. Introduction
721(1)
B. What Is Defamatory?
722(3)
Grant v. Reader's Digest Assn.
722(3)
C. The Form of Communication-Libel and Slander
725(1)
D. Fact or Opinion
726(6)
Janklow v. Newsweek, Inc.
726(6)
E. Communicating the Defamation to Others-Publication
732(7)
Van-Go Transport Co., Inc. v. New York City Board of Education
732(7)
F. Did the Arrow Hit the Target? Of and Concerning the Plaintiff
739(4)
Neiman-Marcus v. Lait
739(4)
G. The Constitution and the Law of Defamation
743(39)
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
743(12)
Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.
755(9)
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Greenmoss Builders, Inc.
764(7)
Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps
771(3)
Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co.
774(8)
H. Privileges After the Constitutional Takeover
782(9)
1. Qualified Privileges at Common Law?
783(4)
Erickson v. Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc.
783(4)
2. Absolute Privileges at Common Law
787(5)
Authors' Dialogue #33
788(3)
chapter 16 Privacy 791(34)
A. Appropriation of the Plaintiff's Likeness for the Defendant's Advantage
792(14)
Carson v. Here's Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc.
794(8)
Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.
802(4)
B. Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts About Plaintiff
806(8)
Sidis v. F-R Pub. Corp.
806(3)
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn
809(5)
C. Placing the Plaintiff in a False Light
814(5)
Time, Inc. v. Hill
814(5)
D. Intrusion Upon the Plaintiff's Solitude
819(6)
Nader v. General Motors Corporation
819(3)
Authors' Dialogue #34
822(3)
Table of Cases 825(12)
Table of Statutes 837(6)
Index 843

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