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This Understanding treatise is the perfect complement to first-year tort courses and is suitable for use with any tort casebook. Concise and authoritative, Understanding Torts features:
• Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of intentional torts, privileges, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, joint and several liability, damages, strict liability, products liability, economic torts, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation and invasion of privacy.
• Judicious use of footnotes to provide full, but not overwhelming, primary and secondary support for textual propositions.
• Clear organization and writing to enhance understanding of basic concepts and major cases covered in a torts course.
• In-depth analysis of topics that generate the greatest confusion and controversy.
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Chapter 1. INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE WITH PERSONS AND PROPERTY
Chapter 2. DEFENSES TO INTENTIONAL TORTS
Chapter 3. THE NEGLIGENCE CONCEPT AND THE REASONABLE PERSON STANDARD OF CARE
Chapter 4. THE DETERMINATION OF UNREASONABLENESS: BREACH OF DUTY, CUSTOM, AND THE ROLE OF THE JURY
Chapter 5. PROOF OF BREACH
Chapter 6. STATUTORY STANDARDS OF CARE - "NEGLIGENCE PER SE"
Chapter 7. PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
Chapter 8. DUTY IN NEGLIGENCE CASES
Chapter 9. LAND OCCUPIER DUTY
Chapter 10. DUTY LIMITED BY KIND OF HARM
Chapter 11. CAUSE-IN-FACT
Chapter 12. PROXIMATE CAUSE OR SCOPE OF LIABILITY
Chapter 13. JOINT & SEVERAL LIABILITY
Chapter 14. DAMAGES
Chapter 15. DEFENSES
Chapter 16. STRICT LIABILITY
Chapter 17. PRODUCTS LIABILITY
Chapter 18. NUISANCE
Chapter 19. NUISANCE AND TRESSPASS
Chapter 20. MISUSE OF LEGAL PROCESSES
Chapter 21. DEFAMATION
Chapter 22. INVASION OF PRIVACY