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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law: An Analytical Primer on Cases and Concepts

by Kenneth S. Abraham
Format
Book
Published
Westbury, N.Y. : Foundation Press, 1997.
Language
English
ISBN
1566624606, 9781566624602
Summary
Every student of tort law can benefit from a concise analysis of the cases and the issues that are covered in the course. [The author] covers all the major cases and the issues they raise, not only explaining the cases themselves, but also analyzing their implications. This book addresses both rules and policy, giving the student an indispensable advantage. Here you will find the key to understanding all the principal areas of tort law.-Back cover. Although [the author] expects that the book will be used mainly by first-year law students, it may also be of use to upper-class students and practitioners seeking an overview of a particular area of tort law.-Pref.
Contents
  • Nature and functions of tort law
  • Intentional harms
  • Negligence standard
  • Proof of negligence
  • Cause in fact
  • Proximate cause
  • Defenses based on plaintiff's conduct
  • Strict liability and nuisance
  • Products liability
  • Damages
  • Limited duty
  • Tort reform, workers compensation, and no-fault systems
  • Reputational and dignitary harms: Defamation and invasion of privacy
  • Economic harms: Misrepresentation and interference with actual or prospective contractual advantage.
Description
viii, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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