978-0-929563-54-1 / 9780929563541

Introduction to the Law of Torts


Publisher:Prentice Hall



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Using a light, conversational styleinjected with humor, ingenuity and insightthis book makes the complex law of torts understandable for readers at any level. Throughout, case excerpts are used as the basis for discovering the kinds of evidence/facts that parties in a case have used to establish their points. The excerpts give readers an idea of what kinds of evidence to put on, and show them the beginnings of the process of evaluation and comparison that are at the core of stare decisis. Torts, Contracts, and Crimes: What They Are and What They Aren't. Trespass, Assault, Battery, and Conversion. Ordinary Care and Negligence. Establishing the Standard of Care in the Courtroom. Causation in the Law of Torts. Defenses to Claims of Negligence. The Special Duties of Landowners. Compensatory Damages in Tort Cases. Aggravated Negligence, Fault, and Punitive Damages. Tort Liability for Defective Products. The Law of Defamation, Libel, and Slander. Torts Involving Privacy and Seclusion. Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process, and False Arrest. Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Tortious Interference with Contracts. The Developing Law of Toxic Torts. The Role of Insurance in the Law of Toxic Torts. For Paralegals.

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