Author: Dominick Vetri,Ibrahim J. Gassama
Tort Law and Practice provides a rich context for the study of Tort Law. Teachers and students consistently rate this book highly. This innovative casebook thoroughly develops the core torts principles, and has many unique features, such as: emphasis on contemporary cases while retaining the classic cases; use of problems (with model answers for teachers) to facilitate learning and application; variety of negligence duty issues to select from for classroom focus; balanced presentation of alternative points of view; inclusion of substantive and damages issues reflecting the diversity of U.S. society; summary of contents at the beginning of each chapter to help students keep the concepts in focus; boxed outline summaries and flow charts to facilitate learning; ethical issues in personal injury cases discussed in context; and practice materials included to help students understand the process.
Author: fred weissman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The only comprehensive tort law book featuring real-life federal cases for the practicing pharmacist As tort law and tort liability cases, both civil and administrative, continue to increase in the pharmacy practice, now more than ever, it is imperative for students and practitioners to understand the civil liability a pharmacist may face. Between intentional torts, negligence, vicarious liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, and more, practitioners and practitioners-to-be need to grasp the intricacies of the law in this landscape of increased litigation. Pharmacy Practice and Tort Law introduces students not only to the civil action cases related to pharmacy practice, but also provides explanation on how tort rules apply to the facts of a given case. Each type of civil action is described in detail, outlining the elements that must be proven for successful litigation, followed by detailed explanation of actual federal cases and their outcomes, illustrating how a case can be successful or unsuccessful.
Author: Nelson P. Miller,Paul T. Sorensen,Karen L. Chadwick
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub
The authors designed this book on current education research. The book includes learner objectives, law summaries, skills and ethics paths, legal-analysis instruction, torts-practice vignettes and materials, case studies, and torts-career advice. Its design is to help you place torts doctrine in its practice context, develop a professional identity, and give you greater control over your learning. In its report Educating Lawyers, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching urged reforms to integrate skills and ethics into the doctrinal dimension of law, to foster an apprenticeship of practice. This book is an example of the innovation that gives Cooley Law School its preeminence at practice preparation. About the Authors: Nelson Miller is an Associate Dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, he practiced civil litigation for over a decade-and-a-half in a small firm, winning and defending multi-million-dollar jury trials in torts cases. His scholarship includes over a dozen books on law practice and legal education. The State Bar of Michigan gave Dean Miller the John W. Cummiskey Award for pro bono service. Paul Sorensen is a Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, he practiced law for 30 years, specializing in civil litigation. He is a past President of the Federal Bar Association West Michigan Chapter and the Grand Rapids Bar Association, which gave him its President's Award for service. He is in the Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for his leadership and civil-litigation work. Karen Chadwick is a Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, she was Associate General Counsel at Plastech Engineered Products and at the Detroit law firm Butzel Long, P.C. Professor Chadwick also taught for many years at both Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit-Mercy Law School. Professor Chadwick's practice areas have included products liability, commercial litigation, and worker's compensation. She publishes frequently in leading journals on tort-law subjects. Monica Nuckolls is an Associate Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, she worked at two of Michigan's largest law firms, specializing in commercial litigation. Professor Nuckolls has co-authored several books aimed toward teaching young people about the law and promoting responsible citizenship. She is a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's prestigious Champion of Justice Award and the NAACP (Saginaw Branch) Community Service Award. Professor Nuckolls is listed in Who's Who in Law Academia.
Tort Law as Cultural Practice
Author: David M. Engel,Michael McCann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Tort law, a fundamental building block of every legal system, features prominently in mass culture and political debates. As this pioneering anthology reveals, tort law is not simply a collection of legal rules and procedures, but a set of cultural responses to the broader problems of risk, injury, assignment of responsibility, compensation, valuation, and obligation. Examining tort law as a cultural phenomenon and a form of cultural practice, this work makes explicit comparisons of tort law across space and time, looking at the United States, Europe, and Asia in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It draws on theories and methods from law, sociology, political science, and anthropology to offer a truly interdisciplinary, pathbreaking view. Ultimately, tort law, the authors show, nests within a larger web of relationships and shared discursive conventions that organize social life.
Principles in Practice
Author: James Underwood
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Tort Law: Principles in Practice is an approachable and engaging casebook, with a variety of pedagogical features and tools to examine tort law doctrine and rules and their application in practice. Introductory text for each chapter, subsection, and cases frame the issues under discussion, aiding student comprehension. Key Features: Text boxes and photographs, sample pattern jury instructions, checklists, and end-of-chapter essay questions. Chapter Goals are listed at the beginning of each chapter to highlight the key areas of coverage and provide a checklist for students when reviewing material. New key cases (e.g., new cases dealing with “but-for” causation and cutting edge coverage of the seat-belt defense showing a recent trend toward acceptance of this defense). Expanded short practice problems after most cases.
Reading and Understanding Torts Cases
Author: Ross Sandler
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
JumpStart is a new study aid series covering the first-year course areas. Each title is a short book, roughly 170 pages, that addresses a problem students experience as they navigate their first year courses. Often first year students are expected to learn substantive law by reading judicial opinions without a framework or process to help them comprehend what they are reading. The JumpStart series supplies the context and prepares students to apply the rules in a litigation context. Titles in the series can be used as a general introduction to law school or as an introduction to torts. The books are most useful early in the first semester as well as in orientation courses or as summer reading for students entering their first year of law school. The series will appeal to academic success/support coordinators as well as the course-area professors. Ross Sandler is the series editor. His JumpStart: Torts is the first title in the series. JumpStart: Torts offers a detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation, beginning with stating a theory of the case, moving through determining facts and making motions to receiving the holding of the case. Legal reasoning and the litigation process are taught via numerous judicial opinions with full analysis of each. Judicial opinions and analyses are made comprehensible without in-class explanation in a straightforward, clear, and informal writing style. Class-tested for success, JumpStart: Torts features pedagogical elements that support learning and facilitate use. As with each book in the series, the opening chapter provides a glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases in tort law. Many judicial opinions are accompanied by an artist-drawn "cartoon" that illustrates the conflict or issue of the case. Short, easy-to-read opinions focus on ordinary situations with simple fact patterns that apply settled rules of law and principles. The book ends with a Practice Exam: a clear explanation of how to approach the typical torts essay exam question as well as insight into how professors grade exams. The chapter ends with a practice essay question. Two sample answers are included: a strong answer and a weaker answer. Each answer includes notes that point out where students did well and where they could improve their answers. Features: Detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation begins by stating a theory of the case moves through determining fact and making motions to receiving the holding of the case Illustrates legal reasoning and the litigation process teaches through numerous judicial opinions with analysis Judicial opinions and analyses comprehensible without in-class explanation Straightforward, clear, informal style Class-tested material Pedagogical features Opening chapter glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases
Cases, Statutes, and Problems
Author: Arthur Best,David W. Barnes,Nicholas Kahn-Fogel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes—portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Offering comprehensive coverage that is suitable for one or two semester torts courses, Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fifth Edition’s flexible organization accommodates courses that begin either with coverage of intentional torts in Chapter 2 or negligence, beginning with Chapter 3. Chapters 9-17 allow teachers to select additional topics that fit best with their curriculum and interests. Key Features: Cases edited to moderate length, so professors can help students analyze judicial reasoning and treatment of policy implications. Practice-oriented problems in each chapter. A new section on the intentional tort of false imprisonment, covering the concepts of confinement, consent, intentionality, and the shopkeeper’s privilege. A new case addressing whether strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities applies to fracking, which, juxtaposed with another featured case, illustrates the differing ways courts have approached the Restatement factors. A new case discussing joint and several liability, offering a straightforward introduction that enhances or may be substituted for a more detailed treatment of this complicated area. CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
Author: David G. Owen
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This exceptional collection of twenty-two essays on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world's leading commentators on this particularly fascinating conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives from Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal reponsibility. This is truly a multi-national production, with contributions from several distinguished Oxford scholars of law and philosophy and many prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, and Israel. A provocative closing essay by one of the world's leading moral philosophers illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to the concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.
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: Michael Bryan
Private Law in Theory and Practice explores important theoretical issues in tort law, the law of contract and the law of unjust enrichment and relates the theory to judicial decision-making in these areas of private law. Topics covered include the politics and philosophy of tort law reform, the role of good faith in contract law, comparative perspectives on setting aside contracts for mistake and the theory and practice of proprietary remedies in the law of unjust enrichment. Contributors to the book bring a variety of theoretical approaches to bear on the analysis of private law. They include: economic analysis, corrective justice theory, comparative analysis of law, socio-legal inquiry, social history, political theory as well as doctrinal analysis of the law. In all cases the theoretical approaches are applied to recent case law developments in England, Australia and Canada, or, in the case of tort law, proposals in all these jurisdictions to reform the law. The book presents the theory of private law and the application of theory to practical legal problems in an accessible form to teachers and students of tort, contract and the law of unjust enrichment, legal researchers and law reformers.
Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.
Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them. Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Vincent R. Johnson
This textbook is designed for use in upper-level law school courses. It reflects the belief that the most effective teaching materials for students beyond the first year of law school are centered on problems of the kind that lawyers face in practice. Other features of the book include: • Clear Narrative Text. The chapters in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach focus on five intriguing subjects which normally receive little attention in basic torts courses: misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, tortious interference, and injurious falsehood. In each chapter, the law is laid out in a clear narrative format, which quotes liberally from pertinent court opinions, statutes, and other sources. Because upper-level law students are already well acquainted with the American litigation process, each topic focuses primarily on operative rules and policies, and their application to particular fact situations. The text minimizes the procedural complexities of cases that have already been decided. • Fifty-Six Discussion Problems. The main instructional feature of Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the fifty-six discussion problems. Roughly every eight to ten pages, there is a problem for students to prepare in advance of class. A good answer requires a confident grasp of the rules, concepts, and principles addressed in the text or in basic law school courses. The problems, which test whether students have learned the assigned material, are designed to form the basis for classroom discussions. If a class meets twice a week over the course of a typical law school semester, each reading assignment is likely to include about fifteen to twenty pages of reading material and two discussion problems. Other advanced torts books have few or no discussion problems, or contain discussion problems only in some chapters. Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the only textbook that uses discussion problems as the principal teaching device for every topic in the book. • Preparation for Practicing Law in the 21st Century. Many of the problems in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach are based on actual cases or stories in the news. With rare exceptions, the names have been changed. The facts in the problems often diverge from those which gave rise to the underlying disputes in order to raise questions important to the course. The discussion problems challenge students to explore how the law applies to the kinds of facts they will encounter in twenty-first century law practice. There is an abundance of citations to cases decided since 2000. The hypothetical scenarios are designed to help users of the book develop the problem-solving skills that effective lawyers need today. • Cutting-Edge Legal Issues in the Digital Age. Although the torts discussed in this book are ancient in origin, they are often on the front lines of litigation in the Digital Age. There are abundant references to issues raised by recent communications technology developments, including blogging, texting, and social networking. The book addresses numerous practical questions that Americans confront in contemporary life, such as the liability issues that arise from anonymous postings on the Internet or from corporate press releases designed to mislead investors. The eBook version of this title features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Concepts and Applications
Author: Hillary J. Michaud
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Business & Economics
Tort Law Concepts and Applications, 2e provides the most comprehensive coverage of substantive American tort law available. This edition features two chapters devoted to intentional torts, two chapters devoted to negligence, and references to the latest cases and statutes. To help students develop in-demand paralegal skills, there are extensive end-of-chapter exercises, online video cases, and an entire chapter devoted to tort practice and applications.
Author: Gilbert Kodilinye
Tort law is a subject of primary importance in the study and practice of the common law in Caribbean jurisdictions. This work is now well established as the leading text on tort law in the region, and this fifth edition has been updated throughout to incorporate developments in law and legal thinking, including special contributions on medical negligence and the misuse of private information from the Hon Justice Roy Anderson and Dr Vanessa Kodilinye. The accessible writing style and integration of up-to-date material enables students to grasp the salient points and develop a thorough understanding of Tort Law in the Caribbean. Although conceived primarily as a text for the LLB degree courses in Caribbean universities, Commonwealth Caribbean Tort Law is also essential reading for students preparing for the CAPE Law examinations and the various paralegal courses in the region. Legal practitioners will ?nd the book useful as a work of ready reference, and it will also be of interest to those business executives, industrialists, insurance agents and journalists who require some knowledge of this most important area of the law.