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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fourth Edition

Arthur Best, David W. Barnes


  • ISBN: 9781454874379

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    Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fourth Edition  is now available as a Connected Casebook, a powerful, all-in-one learning solution offering a print casebook plus access to CasebookConnect, which includes a fully functional eBook version of your casebook with highlighting and note-taking capabilities, hundreds of practice questions in the Study Center from leading study aids, and an Outline Tool to help make outlining more efficient and effective. Learn more about CasebookConnect   

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    Published 12/01/2015
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    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Intentional Torts

    Chapter 3 Negligence: The Duty of Reasonable Care

    Chapter 4 Proving Breach

    Chapter 5 Legal Cause: Cause-in-Fact

    Chapter 6 Limits on Liability: Duty and Proximate Cause

    Chapter 7 Defenses

    Chapter 8 Apportionment of Damages

    Chapter 9 Professionals

    Chapter 10 Owners and Occupiers of Land

    Chapter 11 Special Duty Rules

    Chapter 12 Damages

    Chapter 13 Traditional Strict Liability

    Chapter 14 Products Liability

    Chapter 15 Trespass and Nuisance

    Chapter 16 Defamation

    Chapter 17 Alternatives to Litigation

    Table of Cases

    Table of Statutes and Other Authorities


  • Author Information

    Nicholas Kahn-Fogel

    Professor Kahn-Fogel first joined the William H. Bowen School of Law as a visiting professor in 2008. From 2006-2008, he taught at the University of Zambia School of Law. He returned to Zambia from 2010-2011 as a Bowen Research Fellow, focusing on access to justice issues and on the interaction of colonial law and indigenous custom in Africa. He has recently served on the editorial board of the Zambia Law Journal.

    At Bowen, Nick teaches Comparative Law, Criminal Procedure—Pretrial, Sales, and Torts. Nick’s scholarship has focused on comparative law and criminal procedure. His most recent article, &"Manson and Its Progeny: An Empirical Analysis of American Eyewitness Law,” published in the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, was selected as a &"must read” by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Academic Advisory Board of the Getting Scholarship Into Court Project. In his spare time, Nick enjoys cooking, jogging slowly and playing vigorous, mediocre tennis.

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    Arthur Best

    Before entering law teaching, Arthur Best worked in the general counsel’s office of the Federal Communications Commission, as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, as a project director for Ralph Nader’s Center for Study of Responsive Law, and as a deputy commissioner in the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. He has published broadly in fields including evidence, torts, advertising regulation, dispute resolution, and lawyers’ ethics. Among his books are When Consumers Complain (Columbia University Press: 1981), Evidence: Examples and Explanations (6th edition, Aspen: 2007), Basic Tort Law (2d edition, Aspen: 2007) (co-author), and annual and semi-annual Wigmore on Evidence Supplement volumes (Aspen: since 1995). Recent articles are &"Student Evaluations of Law Teaching Work Well: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree,” 40 Southwestern L. Rev.1 (2007), &"Impediments to Reasonable Tort Reform: Lessons from the Adoption of Comparative Negligence,” 40 Ind. L. Rev. 1 (2007), &"Internet Yellow Page Advertising,” 55 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 67 (co-author) (2006), and &"Manufacturers’ Responsibility for Harms Suffered by Victims of Counterfeiters: A Modern Elaboration of Causation Rules and Fundamental Tort Law Policies,” 8 Currents: Int’l Trade L.J. 43 (Summer 1999). Best has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Sturm College of Law at University of Denver and as president of the University’s Faculty Senate. He has represented the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association as a member and chair of law school accreditation inspection teams. He has also served on the board of directors of Colorado Lawyers for the Arts and of the Denver-based Hannah Kahn Dance Co

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    David W. Barnes

    David Jake Barnes is the Seton Hall University Distinguished Research Professor of Law. Professor Barnes began teaching at Seton Hall in 1999 after being the Charles W. Delaney Professor of Law at the University of Denver and teaching with the economics and the law faculties at Syracuse University. Professor Barnes’ educational background includes undergraduate study at Dartmouth College and Wellesley College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

    His casebooks and treatises include The Law of Intellectual Property; Basic Tort Law: Cases, Problems, Statutes, and Materials; Cases and Materials on Law and Economics; Statistical Evidence in Litigation: Methodology, Procedure, and Practice; and Statistics as Proof: Fundamentals of Quantitative Evidence. He has written dozens of articles in various areas of law including torts, intellectual property, contracts, antitrust, environmental law, evidence, remedies, and the use of statistical and scientific methods in

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    "I adopted Galbaldon/Sager Business Organizations casebook after being drafted to teach corporate law again after an almost 10 year hiatus and I am loving it! I especially love that the chapters work in any order. This is the most pared down I have ever seen any casebook, and I think it demonstrates that less really is more. The students don’t care and don’t need to know about a lot of the complexities. Indeed, I would rather have them be curious and investigate through the supplementary materials the authors provide and through reading the newspapers and such, than try to spoon feed them in the text because so many have zero business background. I love the powerpoints and all the guidance. I am customizing the slides, but it is SO nice to have so much of the starting point done for you. I did the first three chapters and then chapters 13-14 so far. Really great."

    —Tamara R. Piety, Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law