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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Kenneth S. Abraham, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia
Format
Book
Published
St. Paul, MN : Foundation Press, [2017]
Edition
Fifth edition
Language
English
Series
Concepts and Insights Series
ISBN
9781634594516, 1634594517
Contents
  • Nature and functions of tort law
  • Intentional physical and emotional harm
  • Negligence standard
  • Proof of negligence
  • Cause-in-fact
  • Scope of liability: proximate cause
  • Defenses based on plaintiff's conduct
  • Strict liability
  • Products liability
  • Damages
  • Affirmative and limited duties
  • Insurance, tort reform, and no-fault systems
  • Reputational and dignitary harms: defamation and invasion of privacy
  • Economic harms: misrepresentation, and interference with contract or prospective contractual advantage.
Description
xii, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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