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Cases and Materials on Torts, Eleventh Edition

Richard A. Epstein, Catherine M. Sharkey


  • ISBN: 9781454868255

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    Publication Date: 5/25/2016
    Copyright: 2016
    Pages: 1328
    Hardcover + CasebookConnect: 9781454868255
    Loose-leaf + CasebookConnect: 9781454879862
    Digital Only CasebookConnect: 9781454879893
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    Summary of Contents

    Torts Treatise: List of Chapters     
    List of Abbreviations

    Chapter 1. Intentional Harms: The Prima Facie Case and Defenses    
    Chapter 2. Strict Liability and Negligence: Historic and Analytic Foundations    
    Chapter 3. Negligence    
    Chapter 4. Plaintiff’s Conduct    
    Chapter 5. Causation    
    Chapter 6. Affirmative Duties    
    Chapter 7. Strict Liability    
    Chapter 8. Products Liability    
    Chapter 9. Damages    
    Chapter 10. Tort Extensions: Insurance and No-Fault Systems     
    Chapter 11. Defamation    
    Chapter 12. Privacy    
    Chapter 13. Misrepresentation    
    Chapter 14. Economic Harms    
    Chapter 15. Tort Immunities    

    Table of Cases     
    Table of Restatement Sections     
    Table of Secondary Authorities     

  • Author Information

    Richard A. Epstein

    Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Prior to his joining the faculty, he was a visiting law professor at NYU from 2007 through 2009.
    He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. His initial law school appointment was at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972.
    Epstein received an LL.D., h.c. from the University of Ghent, 2003. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medical School, also since 1983. He served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies from 1981 to 1991, and of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1991-2001, From 2001 to 2010 he was a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.
    His books include The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act (Hoover 2009); Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights (Oxford 2008); Antitrust Decrees in Theory and Practice: Why Less is More (AEI 2007); Overdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation (Yale University Press. 2006); How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato 2006). Cases and Materials on Torts (Aspen Law & Business; 8th ed. 2004); Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (University of Chicago, 2003): Torts (Aspen Law & Business 1999); Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good (Perseus Books, 1998): Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Rights to Health Care (Addison-Wesley, 1997); Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard, 1995); Bargaining With the State (Princeton, 1993); Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (Harvard, 1992); Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (Harvard, 1985); and Modern Products Liability Law (Greenwood Press, 1980). He has also edited Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (9th edition 2008).

    Catherine M. Sharkey

    Catherine Sharkey is one of the nation’s leading scholars on punitive damages and federal preemption in the realm of products liability. She has published more than twenty-five law review articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters in the fields of tort, administrative law, mass torts, class actions, and empirical legal studies.

    Professor Sharkey earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Yale University. She was captain of Yale’s lacrosse team, a member of the U.S. national women’s lacrosse team, and named to the All-American Women’s Lacrosse team. A Rhodes Scholar, she received a master of science in economics for development, with distinction, from Oxford University (Magdalen College), and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. She then worked as a Supreme Court and appellate litigation associate at Mayer Brown before joining the faculty of Columbia Law School. She became a Professor of Law at NYU in 2007.

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