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The Torts Process, Eighth Edition

James A. Henderson, Jr., Richard N. Pearson, Douglas A. Kysar


  • ISBN: 9781454874416

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 3/13/2012
    Copyright: 2012
    Pages: 1040
    Hardcover + CasebookConnect: 9781454806158
    Loose-leaf + CasebookConnect: 9781454874294
    Digital Only CasebookConnect: 9781454876236
    Rental + CasebookConnect: 9781454874416

    Summary of Contents

    Table of Continuing Notes
    Table of Problems

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the Torts Process: Liability for Harmful and Offensive Battery

    Chapter 2. Actual Causation

    Chapter 3. Negligence: Duty of Care and Proof of Breach

    Chapter 4. Negligence: Procimate, Causation, Special Categories of Nonrecovery, and Defenses

    Chapter 5. Trespass to Land and Nuisance

    Chapter 6. Strict Liability

    Chapter 7. Products Liability

    Chapter 8. Damages

    Chapter 9. The Role of Liability Insurance in the Torts Process

    Chapter 10. Compensation Systems as Alternatives to the System of Tort Liability Based on Fault

    Chapter 11. Dignitary Wrongs and Intentional Infliction of Mental Upset

    Chapter 12. Defamation

    Chapter 13. Invasion of Privacy

    Chapter 14. Commercial Torts: Misrepresentation and Interference with Business Relations

    Chapter 15. Global Dimensions of Tort Law

    Appendix: Introduction to Economic Analysis of Law
    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    James A. Henderson

    James Henderson is a leading commentator in the field of torts and products liability. After he received both an LL.B and LL.M from Harvard Law School, Professor Henderson clerked for the Hon. Warren L. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then taught at Boston University Law School for twenty years before joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1984. His scholarship and teaching addresses theoretical, practical, and process concerns in the fields of products liability and torts. In addition to serving as the co-reporter of the American Law Institute's revision of the products liability portions of the Restatement of the Law of Torts from 1992-1998, Henderson has testified extensively on torts, products liability and insurance before the Senate and Congress, as well as before numerous state legislatures. He is the coauthor of torts and products liability casebooks.

    Richard N. Pearson

    Richard N. Pearson is a member of the faculty at the University of Florida.

    Douglas A. Kysar

    Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Indiana University in 1995 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1998, where he served on the student board of advisors. He has published articles on a wide array of environmental law and tort law topics, and is co-author of a leading casebook, The Torts Process, with James A. Henderson, Jr., Richard N. Pearson & John A. Siliciano. His recent book, Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity (YUP 2010), seeks to reinvigorate environmental law and policy by offering novel theoretical insights on cost-benefit analysis, the precautionary principle, and sustainable development.

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