Author: John Cooke,Philip Cooke
Publisher: Pearson Education
John Cooke's Law of Tort has established a reputation as a concise, clear and up - to - date student textbook on the main principles of the law of tort. The book presents the essentials of the law alongside summaries of the main cases and a section containing key statutes, meaning that students have the most relevant material at their fingertips. Features: Coverage of all the core topics of a traditional undergraduate course, well liked by students for its user - friendly format and writing style. Examples and summaries of recent case law enable students to consider the principles in action. Section with extracts from judgments and statutes saves students from having to look elsewhere. Questions and suggested approaches in key chapters enable students to reflect on the subjects and prepare for their exams.
Author: Saul Levmore,Catherine M. Sharkey
This updated edition is a valuable resource for torts professors teaching at all levels of instruction. It provides an enhanced theoretical and empirical foundation for a diverse selection of fundamental torts topics typically taught at the introductory level, such as the Hand formula, duty to rescue, market-share liability, and vicarious liability, while, at the same time, providing an in-depth exploration of cutting edge issues suitable for an advanced course or seminar, such as medical malpractice, products liability, federal preemption of state tort law, and punitive damages. Each chapter includes an introductory overview of a topic in tort law, followed by abridged readings, and then provocative notes and questions. The intent is to give the instructor interesting material with which to work, and to equip the student with foundational tools useful for the critical reading of cases and articles. The Foundations of Law Series offers a collection of comprehensive readings that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on a substantive legal field. Edited by scholars who have made important contributions, the readings are designed to provide an accessible introduction to the leading scholarship in a field. Accompanying notes and questions permit students to engage fully in the literature on their own, as well as to aid their understanding of material covered in classes. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Diane Chappelle
Publisher: Pearson Education
This new edition of 'Land Law' has been restructured and case law and regulation have been brought up to date. The volume now includes a chapter on applying knowledge to solve examination problems.
Common Law, Statute and the Dynamics of Legal Change
Author: T T Arvind,Jenny Steele
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The study of the law of tort is generally preoccupied by case law, while the fundamental impact of legislation is often overlooked. At a jurisprudential level there is an unspoken view that legislation is generally piecemeal and at best self-contained and specific; at worst dependent on the whim of political views at a particular time. With a different starting point, this volume seeks to test such notions, illustrating, among other things, the widespread and lasting influence of legislation on the shape and principles of the law of tort; the variety of forms of legislation and the complex nature of political and policy concerns that may lie behind their enactment; the sometimes unexpected consequences of statutory reform; and the integration not only of statutory rules but also of legislative policy into the operation of tort law today. The apparently sharp distinction between judicially created private law principles, and democratically enacted legislative rules and policies, is therefore questioned, and it is argued that to describe the principles of the law of tort without referring to statute is potentially highly misleading. This book shows that legislation is important not only because of the way it varies or replaces case law, but because it also deeply influences the intrinsic character of that law, providing some of its most familiar characteristics. The book provides the first extended interpretation of legislative intervention in the law of tort. Each of the chapters, by leading tort scholars, deals with an aspect of the influence of legislation on the law of tort. While the nature, sources and extent of legislative influence in personal injury law is an essential feature of the collection, other significant areas of tort law are explored, including tort in the context of commercial law, labour law, regulation and the welfare state. Essays on the Compensation Act 2006 and Human Rights Act 1998 bring the current state of the interplay between tort, politics and legislation to the forefront. In all of these contexts, contributors explore the deeper lessons that can be learned about the nature of the law of tort and its changing role and functions over time. Cited with approval in the Singapore Court of Appeal by VK Rajah JA in See Toh Siew Kee vs Ho Ah Lam Ferrocement (Pte) Ltd and others,  SGCA 29
Author: Kenneth S. Abraham
Publisher: West Publishing Company
The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the 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. The straightforward, readable text in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.
Author: Roger Brownsword,Hans-W Micklitz,Leone Niglia,Stephen Weatherill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
There remains an urgent need for a deeper discussion of the theoretical, political and federal dimensions of the European codification project. While much valuable work has already been undertaken, the chapters in this volume take as their starting point the proposition that further reflection and critical thought will enhance the quality and efficacy of the on-going work of the various codification bodies. The volume contains chapters by representatives of the Common Frame of Reference, the Study Group and the Acquis Group as well as by those who have not been involved in particular projects but who have previously commented more distantly on their work - for instance those belonging to the Trento Group, and the Social Justice Group. The chapters between them represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.
Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Students whose instructors useTort Law for Paralegals, Third Edition, will come away from their Torts course with a true understanding of Tortsandwhat it is like to practice in the real world. The easy-to-read and engaging style of experienced author Neal Bevans utilizes numerous examples and illustrations to provide an in-depth discussion of tort law, combined with a solid foundation in the practicalities of daily legal work.Key features that make this text a resounding success include:broad coverage of all the key topics in tort lawthat paralegals need to know coverage ofpractical skillsthat include working in a law firm, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, and evaluating insurance policiesemphasis on ethical issueswith a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapterone hypothetical casethat runs through all the chapters, providing continuity to the material and a vehicle for illustrating various points in a coherent frameworkforms and court documents relevant to the hypothetical caseincluded in the appendixa robust Instructor’s Manualthat includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments a CD with ancillaries, including PowerPoint slidesThe well-developed, highly teachable pedagogy of this concise text includes:chapter objectivesto open each chapter“Issue at a Glance”boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal conceptsmarginal definitionsnumerousfigures, tables, and diagramscase excerptsthat discuss legal theory and practical applications“Skills You Need in the Real World”sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills, ranging from locating expert witnesses to creating a trial notebook to billing time in a file“Life of a Paralegal”sections that profile paralegals working in the field references towebsitesthat assist students in gathering more informationadditional forms and court documentsat the end of each chapterKey Terms, Review Questions, andApplying What You Have LearnedexercisesRefinements to the Third Edition include:web resourcesandcase excerptsalong with other developments in the law, that have been updated throughout the bookassignmentsandexercisesthat have been revised to reflect the author’s experience teaching from the book
Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks
Author: Sheila R. Foster
Publisher: American Bar Association
Environmental justice is the concept that minority and low-income individuals, communities and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment. This volume examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and court decisions impact projects around the country.
Author: Jeroen Kortmann
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Obligations (Law)
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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Author: Roger Halson
Publisher: Pearson Education
LLB courses in universities (Foundation subject) and CPE/Diploma courses (core subject). University of London (External) LLB. ILEX courses (para-legals).Postgraduate LLMs in contract law. This major new textbook on contract law is arranged around a transactional analysis. This brings into clearer focus two important episodes in the life of a contract - the negotiation phase and the modification phase. These two episodes are either neglected or examined in a piecemeal way by traditional doctrinally arranged texts. Throughout the book the transactional approach is informed by contextual, empirical and theoretical writing. It also discusses in depth other parts of the law of obligations (e.g. restitution, tort and estoppel) where they impinge on its subject. Overall, this is an original, challenging, academically oriented but also practically satisfying text for modern contract courses, reflecting modern economic reality.
Textbook-casebook and Materials on Environmental Law
Author: Jerome G. Rose
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Planners and lawyers engaged in the formulation and implementation of plans affecting the environment should have a working knowledge of the legal principles affecting those plans. They should also be familiar with the principles of environmental law. However, environmental law has not been a traditional part of the curriculum of law schools. Many practicing lawyers have never taken a course in environmental law; nor have many of the judges charged with deciding cases whose outcome may have consequences for the environment. In the interest of counteracting this lack of knowledge, Legal Foundations of Environmental Planning integrates excerpts from more than seventy-five court case rulings to illustrate the system of environmental laws and the problems of enforcement. Dedicated specifically to discussions on legal theories and procedures, air pollution, water pollution, and control of population growth and distribution, this sourcebook also includes an extensive glossary of environmental terms. It is a valuable aid for students, legal specialists, public officials, environmental professionals, and urban planners.
Author: Bernhard A. Koch,Helmut Koziol,Francesco Donato Busnelli
The foundations of tort law in European legal systems differ considerably. Until recently, there was no attempt to harmonize the entire field of tort law in a consistent and comprehensive manner. A group of tort law experts, the `European Group on Tort Law', is currently engaged in systematically researching the most fundamental questions underlying the various tort law systems. The result of their work is this important series of books, which seeks a common law of Europe without the need to lay these principles down in formal legal texts, such as a European civil code. In this volume, the authors provide an overview of strict liability and its importance in establishing such liability under their respective national tort law system. The concept of strict liability is further examined in an analysis of actual cases. This volume also contains an economic analysis of this area of tort law as well as a comparative report which summarizes and compares the most important elements identified by the individual country reports. In summary, this volume tries to show the common grounds of strict liability in the various legal systems under examination. In addition, it provides the academic and the practitioner with the fundamental issues of strict liability in the countries covered.
Author: Paul Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development.
Commercial Conflict of Laws in English Courts
Author: Jonathan Hill,Adeline Chong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This is the fourth edition of this highly regarded work on the law of international commercial litigation as practised in the English courts. As such it is primarily concerned with how commercial disputes which have connections with more than one country are dealt with by the English courts. Much of the law which provides the framework for the resolution of such disputes is derived from international instruments, including recent Conventions and Regulations which have significantly re-shaped the law in the European Union. The scope and impact of these European instruments is fully explained and assessed in this new edition. The work is organised in four parts. The first part considers the jurisdiction of the English courts and the recognition and enforcement in England of judgments granted by the courts of other countries. This part of the work, which involves analysis of both the Brussels I Regulation and the so-called traditional rules, includes chapters dealing with jurisdiction in personam and in rem, anti-suit injunctions and provisional measures. The work's second part focuses on the rules which determine whether English law or the law of another country is applicable to a given situation. The part includes a discussion of choice of law in contract and tort, with particular attention being devoted to the recent Rome I and Rome II Regulations. The third part of the work includes three new chapters on international aspects of insolvency (in particular, under the EC Insolvency Regulation) and the final part focuses on an analysis of legal aspects of international commercial arbitration. In particular, this part examines: the powers of the English courts to support or supervise an arbitration; the effect of an arbitration agreement on the jurisdiction of the English courts; the law which governs an arbitration agreement and the parties' dispute; and the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
Author: Stephen A. Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This book is both an examination of, and a contribution to, our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. Focusing on contemporary debates in contract theory, Contract Theory aims to help readers better understand the nature and justification of the general idea of contractual obligation, as well as the nature and justification of the particular rules that make up the law of contract. The book is in three parts. Part I introduces the idea of 'contract theory', and presents a framework for identifying, classifying, and evaluating contract theories. Part II describes and evaluates the most important general theories of contract; examples include promissory theories, reliance-based theories, and economic theories. In Part III, the theoretical issues raised by the various specific doctrines that make up the law of contract (e.g., offer and acceptance, consideration, mistake, remedies, etc.) are examined in separate chapters. The legal focus of the book is the common law of the United Kingdom, but the theoretical literature discussed is international in origin; the arguments discussed are thus relevant to understanding the law of other common law jurisdictions and, in many instances, to understanding the law of civil law jurisdictions as well.