Connecticut Torts: The Law and Practice

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Whether you are a plaintiff or defense attorney, Connecticut Torts: The Law and Practice will help you develop successful strategies for obtaining and defending against the claimed remedy - such as agency relationships, availability of punitive damages, causation, or increased risk. And, whether you're an experienced practitioner or a novice, you will save hours of valuable case preparation time by relying on this book's sample forms.

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Table of Contents

Introduction


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Recovering Monetary Damages in Tort Actions


Chapter 2. Obtaining Injunctive Relief


Chapter 3. Proceeding With a Statutory Remedy


Chapter 4. Resolving Issues Relating to Employer Liability: Agency, Respondeat Superior, and Independent Contractors


Chapter 5. Anticipating Special Issues Relating to Minors


Chapter 6. Vehicle Owners as Defendants: The Family Car Doctrine and Rental Car Statute


Chapter 7. Recovering Damages for Personal Injuries


Chapter 8. Bringing a Wrongful Death or Survival Action


Chapter 9. Claims Stemming from the Conception and Birth of a Child: Wrongful Pregnancy, Birth, and Life


Chapter 10. Bringing Third-Party Claims for Bystander Emotional Distress and Loss of Consortium


Chapter 11. Bringing a Negligence Claim: Issues of Duty and Causation


Chapter 12. Bringing Intentional Torts Claims


Chapter 13. Bringing a Recklessness Claim


Chapter 14. Recovering for Injury to Property


Chapter 15. Recovering for Damage to Reputation: Defamation


Chapter 16. Professional Malpractice


Chapter 17. Bringing a Product Liability Case


Chapter 18. Bringing a Strict Liability Action


Chapter 19. Bringing a Nuisance Cause of Action


Chapter 20. Bringing Claims for Fraud and Misrepresentation


Chapter 21. Bringing a Claim for Tortious Interference with Contractual Relationships


Chapter 22. Remedies for the Fired Employee: Bringing a Wrongful Discharge Claim


Chapter 23. Determining Whether Governments, Parents, and Other Defendants Are Immune from Civil Liability


Chapter 24. Is the Action Time-Barred? Asserting or Avoiding the Statutes of Limitations Defense


Chapter 25. Mitigating Damages


Chapter 26. Recovering Interest Under the "Offers of Compromise" Statutes


Chapter 27. Collateral Source Statute: How Will It Reduce the Economic Damages Award?


Chapter 28. Apportioning Damages Among Parties; The Comparative Fault Statute


Chapter 29. Attorney's Fees and Costs: When Can They Be Awarded? How Can an Attorney Recover Them?


Chapter 30. Filing a Post-Verdict Motion for Remittitur or Additur


Table of Cases


Table of Statutes


Index