Comparative Negligence Law and Practice
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For both plaintiff's and defendant's counsel, Comparative Negligence Law and Practice expertly analyzes and details the current status of comparative negligence in every state, as well as provides a complete discussion of the effects of the doctrine on areas such as products liability, workers' compensation, wrongful death actions, conflict of laws and multi-party litigation.
This treatise also includes:
• Practical suggestions related to the client interview and all phases of the trial;
• Sample forms of pleading;
• Helpful advice on strategy and tactics for every aspect of the case;
• A state-by-state appendix providing the full text of every existing statute, plus thorough discussion of landmark cases in jurisdictions that have adopted comparative negligence; and
• Analysis of important cases from every jurisdiction that have interpreted the statutes or refined the doctrine of comparative negligence.
Alan D. Budman
Robert A. Clifford
Russell L. Hewit
Lex K. Larson
Joseph W. Little
Edward C. Martin
Peter W. Schroth
David C. Sobelsohn
Ralph M. Stein
Michael R. Thomas
Aaron D. Twerski
Allen P. Wilkenson
Richard E. Kaye, Revision Author
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Varieties of Comparative Negligence and Their Application
Chapter 2 Reserved
Chapter 3 Reserved
Chapter 4 Effect of Comparative Negligence on Common Law Concepts
Chapter 5 Statutory Violations
Chapter 6 Comparative Negligence and Death Actions
Chapter 7 Comparative Negligence and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 8 Comparative Negligence and Nuisance
Chapter 9 Comparative Principles in Products Liability Litigation
Chapter 10 Persons under a Disability
Chapter 11 Prospective or Retrospective Application of Comparative Negligence
Chapter 12 Comparative Negligence and Conflict of Laws
Chapter 13 Multiple Parties
Chapter 14 Counterclaims and Set-Offs in Comparative Negligence Cases
Chapter 15 New Trial and Appellate Review
Chapter 16 Representing the Plaintiff
Chapter 17 Representing the Defendant
Chapter 18 Comparative Negligence and the Jury
Chapter 19 The Uniform Comparative Fault Act
Appendix: State Summaries