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Examples & Explanations for The Law of Torts, Fifth Edition

Joseph W. Glannon

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  • ISBN: 9781454850113

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    Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts presents a succinct overview of torts with Joseph W. Glannon’s famous combination of humor, wit, and penetrating clarity. The Fifth Edition of this concise study guide provides clear, engaging introductions to the principles of tort law, together with interesting examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. The book gives students the opportunity to test their knowledge and gain valuable practice applying the law.

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    Page Count 708
    Published 01/28/2015
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    Preface to Students
    Acknowledgments
    Special Notice

    PART I. INTENTIONAL TORTS

    Chapter 1. Fundamental Protections: The Tort of Battery
    Chapter 2. The Action for Assault: A Tort Ahead of Its Time
    Chapter 3. Protecting the Right of Possession: Trespass to Land
    Chapter 4. Dueling Remedies: Trespass to Chattels and Conversion
    Chapter 5. False Imprisonment: Protecting Freedom of Movement
    Chapter 6. The Far Side of the Coin: Classic Defenses to Intentional Torts

    PART II. THE CONCEPT OF NEGLIGENCE

    Chapter 7. That Odious Character: The Reasonable Person
    Chapter 8. Borrowing Standards of Care: Violation of Statute as Negligence
    Chapter 9. A Phrase in Latin: Res Ipsa Loquitur

    PART III. THE CAUSATION ENIGMA

    Chapter 10. Reconstructing History: Determining "Cause in Fact"
    Chapter 11. Risks Reconsidered: Complex Issues in Establishing Factual Cause
    Chapter 12. Drawing a Line Somewhere: Proximate Cause

    PART IV. THE DUTY ELEMENT

    Chapter 13. The Elusive Element of Duty: Two Principles in Search of an Exception
    Chapter 14. Vicarious Displeasure: Claims for Indirect Infliction of Emotional Distress and Loss of Consortium
    Chapter 15. Caveat Actor: Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities
    Chapter 16. Strict Products Liability: Basic Theories of Recovery
    Chapter 17. More Products Liability: Common "Defenses" to Strict Products Liability Claims

    PART V. DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY

    Chapter 18. Personal Injury Damages: The Elements of Compensation
    Chapter 19. Compensating Somebody: Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

    PART VI. INTERLUDE: PLEADING A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

    Chapter 20. Some Legal Anatomy: Thinking Like a Tort Lawyer

    PART VII. LIABILITY OF MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS

    Chapter 21. Joint and Several Liability: The Classic Rules
    Chapter 22. Honor Among Thieves: Basic Principles of Contribution
    Chapter 23. Please Pass the Liability: Respondeat Superior and Nondelegable Duties

    PART VIII. THE EFFECT OF PLAINTIFF’S CONDUCT

    Chapter 24. The Once and Future Defense: Assumption of the Risk
    Chapter 25. Casting the Second Stone: Comparative Negligence
    Chapter 26. The Fracturing of the Common Law: Loss Allocation in the Comparative Negligence Era

    PART IX. TAKING A TORTS ESSAY EXAM

    Chapter 27. The Pot at the End of the Rainbow: Analyzing Torts Issues on an Essay Exam
    Chapter 28. Dandelions in the Bluebook Garden: Six Classic Exam Writing Mistakes
    Chapter 29. Practice Makes Perfect: Examples and Explanations

    Index

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