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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law / Edition 5

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law / Edition 5

by Kenneth Abraham


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The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, this text covers all the major cases and issues in a standard torts course. The text addresses cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. This straightforward, readable text addresses both rules and policy, and presents topics in a way that helps students effectively grapple with issues. Since each chapter stands on its own, the book is ideal as a classroom text, as well as for self-directed reading by students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634594516
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2017
Series: Concepts and Insights Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter  1   The Nature and Functions of Tort Law
Chapter  2   Intentional Harms
Chapter  3   The Negligence Standard
Chapter  4   Proof of Negligence
Chapter  5   Cause in Fact
Chapter  6   Proximate Cause
Chapter  7   Defenses Based on Plaintiff's Conduct
Chapter  8   Strict Liability and Nuisance
Chapter  9   Product Liability
Chapter 10  Damages
Chapter 11  Limited Duty
Chapter 12  Tort Reform, Workers Compensation, and No-Fault systems
Chapter 13  Reputational and Dignitary Harms: Defamation and Invasion of Privacy
Chapter 14  Economic Harms: Misrepresentation and Interference with Actual or Prospective Contractual Advantage

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