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Tort Law: Concepts and Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Hillary J. Michaud

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 13, 2010

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For courses in Torts and Tort Law.

 

Developed to address the need for a more comprehensive and detailed text, this book provides substantive tort law coverage while teaching practical paralegal employment skills. Each chapter includes in-text examples that emphasize case law, statutes and key points and end-of-chapter material that focuses on paralegal skills that will make students more employable. A unique DVD accompanies the text, complete with tort-related video scenarios and discussion questions for each chapter. Going beyond providing tort law resources, it fosters skills useful in any specialization, including critical thinking, analysis, drafting, briefing, legal research and related skills.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TORT LAW AND PRACTICE

1.      Introduction to Tort Law

2.      Tort Practice and Applications

 

PART II: INTENTIONAL TORTS, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

3.      Intentional Torts

4.      Defenses to Intentional Torts and Remedies

 

PART III: NEGLIGENCE, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

5.      Negligence

6.      Defenses to Negligence and Remedies

 

PART IV: STRICT LIABILITY AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES

7.      Introduction to Strict Liability: Harm Caused by Animals and Other Abnormally Dangerous Conditions or Activities

8.      Products Liability

9.      Strict Liability Tort Defenses and Remedies

 

PART V: OTHER TORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS TORT MATTERS

10.  Defamation and Disparagement of Property

11.  Invasion of Privacy

12.  Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference and the Prima Facie Tort

13.  Survival, Wrongful Death, and Wrongful Birth and Life

14.  Joint Tortfeasors and Vicarious Liability

15.  Immunity from Tort Law

16.  Mass Torts, the Role of Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

 

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE COURT CASE

APPENDIX B: SAMPLE CASE BRIEF

APPENDIX C: SAMPLE LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE LEGAL MEMORANDUM

APPENDIX E: SAMPLE NEGLIGENCE COMPLAINT

APPENDIX F: SAMPLE SETTLEMENT AGREEEMENT

GLOSSARY

INDEX

 

 

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$64.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-507113-7