Torts: Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition (2014)
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The Fourth Edition of Torts: Theory and Practice (formerly Torts: The Civil Law of Reparation for Harm Done by Wrongful Act) brings the text fully up to date in statutory, judicial, and Restatement developments, and includes law and economic analyses and commentary throughout.
The casebook concentrates on negligence as the primary vehicle for teaching tort law. It provides the historical background for each negligence principle so that students understand how current tort law developed. An introductory chapter presents the primary ideas of negligence law, and subsequent chapters develop the law of negligence in detail, including defenses, comparative fault, damages, and multi-party considerations. The second part of the book covers intentional torts, strict liability, products liability, tortious invasion of property interests, workers' compensation, no-fault automobile reparations, defamation, privacy and constitutional torts.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BACKGROUND AND THEORY OF TORT LAW
Chapter 2 PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS
Chapter 3 THE SEPARATION OF NEGLIGENCE AND INTENTIONAL TORTS
Chapter 4 NEGLIGENCE OVERVIEW
Chapter 5 DUTY
Chapter 6 BREACH
Chapter 7 CAUSE-IN-FACT
Chapter 8 PROXIMATE CAUSATION
Chapter 9 DEFENSES
Chapter 10 DAMAGES
Chapter 11 MULTIPLE PARTIES
Chapter 12 INTENTIONAL TORTS TO THE PERSON
Chapter 13 COMMON LAW STRICT LIABILITY PROBLEM
Chapter 14 PRODUCT LIABILITY
Chapter 15 TORTIOUS DAMAGE TO INTEREST IN PROPERTY
Chapter 16 WORKERS' COMPENSATION, NO-FAULT AUTOMOBILE REPARATIONS, AND OTHER STATUTORY MEASURES
Chapter 17 DEFAMATION AND INVASION OF PRIVACY
Table of Cases