The Psychology of Tort Law

Author: Jennifer K. Robbennolt,Valerie P. Hans

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814724949

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Tort law regulates most human activities: from driving a car to using consumer products to providing or receiving medical care. Injuries caused by dog bites, slips and falls, fender benders, bridge collapses, adverse reactions to a medication, bar fights, oil spills, and more all implicate the law of torts. The rules and procedures by which tort cases are resolved engage deeply-held intuitions about justice, causation, intentionality, and the obligations that we owe to one another. Tort rules and procedures also generate significant controversy—most visibly in political debates over tort reform. The Psychology of Tort Law explores tort law through the lens of psychological science. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research and their own experiences teaching and researching tort law, Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans examine the psychological assumptions that underlie doctrinal rules. They explore how tort law influences the behavior and decision-making of potential plaintiffs and defendants, examining how doctors and patients, drivers, manufacturers and purchasers of products, property owners, and others make decisions against the backdrop of tort law. They show how the judges and jurors who decide tort claims are influenced by psychological phenomena in deciding cases. And they reveal how plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys resolve tort disputes in the shadow of tort law. Robbennolt and Hans here shed fascinating light on the tort system, and on the psychological dynamics which undergird its functioning.

Tort Law: Text and Materials

Author: Ken Oliphant,Donal Nolan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745524

Category: Torts

Page: 1048

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The sixth edition of this celebrated book brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials with insightful author text. Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrating extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by the authors' expert explanation and analysis. Opportunities for further research are highlighted by the many suggestions for additional readings that are woven throughout the text. This approach enables students to gain a rich and contextual understanding of the law of tort.

Tort Law Textbook

Author: John Hodgson,John Lewthwaite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199287642

Category: Law

Page: 514

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This tort law textbook offers an interactive introduction to tort law. Previously a 'Blackstone's Study Pack' title, this text has been fully updated to include all changes in the law.

Tort Law

Author: J. Stanley Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537572

Category: Law

Page: 752

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Engaging and easy-to-read, TORT LAW, Sixth Edition teaches students the academic and practical principles of tort law needed for a successful career as a paralegal. Using cases, hypothetical situations, and internet references, students build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. Practice Pointers and Practical Ponderables introduce students to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tort Law

A Modern Perspective

Author: Keith N. Hylton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316598497

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Tort Law: A Modern Perspective is an advanced yet accessible introduction to tort law for lawyers, law students, and others. Reflecting the way tort law is taught today, it explains the cases and legal doctrines commonly found in casebooks using modern ideas about public policy, economics, and philosophy. With an emphasis on policy rationales, Tort Law encourages readers to think critically about the justifications for legal doctrines. Although the topic of torts is specific, the conceptual approach should pay dividends to those who are interested broadly in regulatory policy and the role of law. Incorporating three decades of advancements in tort scholarship, Tort Law is the textbook for modern torts classrooms.

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Author: Kenneth S. Abraham

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

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The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. The straightforward, readable text in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.

Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801250

Category: Law

Page: 640

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Here is broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know, written in an engaging style with plenty of examples and illustrations. With an understanding of how law firms function in the real world, students develop practical skills¿assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, evaluating insurance policies, and more. One hypothetical case runs through Tort Law for Paralegals, providing a coherent framework for illustrating a multitude of topics. Forms and court documents relevant to this case are included in the appendix. A well-developed pedagogy features chapter objectives; “Issue at a Glance” boxes that summarize important legal concepts; marginal definitions; a wealth of figures, tables, and diagrams; Key Terms, Review Questions, and “Applying What You Have Learned” exercises; case excerpts; and features that prepare students for their jobs such as “Skills You Need in the Real World,” “Life of a Paralegal,” and a list of Web sites for gathering more information. Ethical issues are highlighted, with a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapter.

Tort Law in America

An Intellectual History

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195139655

Category: History

Page: 395

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This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since it became a discrete field.

Tort Law

Concepts and Applications

Author: Hillary J. Michaud

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132973731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Tort Law Concepts and Applications, 2e provides the most comprehensive coverage of substantive American tort law available. This edition features two chapters devoted to intentional torts, two chapters devoted to negligence, and references to the latest cases and statutes. To help students develop in-demand paralegal skills, there are extensive end-of-chapter exercises, online video cases, and an entire chapter devoted to tort practice and applications.

In Defense of Tort Law

Author: Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad,Julian Markets

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814747582

Category: Law

Page: 345

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A people's writings can play a dramatic role in nation building, as the development of modern Hebrew literature powerfully illustrates. Since the end of the nineteenth century, Hebrew writers in Europe and Palestine/Israel have produced texts and consolidated moments in the shaping of national identity. Yet, this process has not always been a unified and continuous one. The processes of canon formation and the suppression of heterodox discourses have been played out publicly and vociferously. Producing the Modern Hebrew Canon offers a sweeping view of the entirety of modern Hebrew literature, from Berdichevski and Agnon to Shammas and Habiby, shedding light on the moments of rupture and reversal which have undermined efforts to construct a hegemonic Zionist narrative. It provides a model for understanding the relations between minority and majority voices in postcolonial situations, showing these processes working and changing over time, from the earliest days of the creation of a labor Zionist sensibility for literature to Israeli state culture and the discourses of Arab otherness. By illuminating both the process of canon formation as well as the voices excluded from the canon, Producing the Modern Hebrew Canon offers a powerful alternative reading of twentieth century Hebrew fiction.

Basic Tort Law

Cases, Statutes, and Problems

Author: Arthur Best,David W. Barnes,Nicholas Kahn-Fogel

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897635

Category: Law

Page: 1008

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Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes—portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Offering comprehensive coverage that is suitable for one or two semester torts courses, Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fifth Edition’s flexible organization accommodates courses that begin either with coverage of intentional torts in Chapter 2 or negligence, beginning with Chapter 3. Chapters 9-17 allow teachers to select additional topics that fit best with their curriculum and interests. Key Features: Cases edited to moderate length, so professors can help students analyze judicial reasoning and treatment of policy implications. Practice-oriented problems in each chapter. A new section on the intentional tort of false imprisonment, covering the concepts of confinement, consent, intentionality, and the shopkeeper’s privilege. A new case addressing whether strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities applies to fracking, which, juxtaposed with another featured case, illustrates the differing ways courts have approached the Restatement factors. A new case discussing joint and several liability, offering a straightforward introduction that enhances or may be substituted for a more detailed treatment of this complicated area. CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jenny Steele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019876880X

Category: Law

Page: 984

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Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines incisive author commentary with carefully selected extracts from primary and secondary materials to provide the perfect balance of support and encouragement. The author introduces the fundamental principles of the subject before moving on to discuss more challenging issues, thereby ensuring a full understanding of the subject and encouraging an appreciation of the more complex debates surrounding the law of tort. The book is intended to be a stand-alone text and to provide students with a comprehensive source of relevant materials in this one easy-to-use volume. This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring updates on the latest developments in tort law, and web links to reliable and accurate resources for further study.

Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law

Author: Janice Richardson,Erika Rackley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415619203

Category: Law

Page: 232

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Brings together acknowledged experts in these two areas to pursue a distinctly feminist approach to the major areas of tort law.

Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law

Author: David G. Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019825847X

Category: Law

Page: 510

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This exceptional collection of twenty-two essays on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world's leading commentators on this particularly fascinating conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range broadly, from inquiries into how tort law derives from Aristotle, Aquinas, and Kant to the latest economic and rights-based theories of legal reponsibility. This is truly a multi-national production, with contributions from several distinguished Oxford scholars of law and philosophy and many prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, and Israel. A provocative closing essay by one of the world's leading moral philosophers illuminates how tort law enables philosophers to observe the abstract theories of their discipline put to the concrete test in the legal resolution of real-world controversies based on principles of right and wrong.

Acing Tort Law

Author: Shubha Ghosh

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683288183

Category: Torts

Page: 214

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This study aid features an innovative method of content organization. It uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to fully evaluate the legal problem they are trying to solve. It also synthesizes the material in a way that most students are unable to do on their own, and assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but none offers the systematic approach to problem solving found in this book combined with concise analytical summaries of the leading issues in tort law.

The Measure of Injury

Race, Gender, and Tort Law

Author: Martha Chamallas,Jennifer B. Wriggins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716768

Category: Law

Page: 228

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Citizenship is generally viewed as the most desired legal status an individual can attain, invoking the belief that citizens hold full inclusion in a society, and can exercise and be protected by the Constitution. Yet this membership has historically been exclusive and illusive for many, and in Citizenship and its Exclusions, Ediberto Roman provides a sweeping, interdisciplinary analysis of citizenship's contradictions. Roman offers an exploration of citizenship that spans from antiquity to the present, and crosses disciplines from history to political philosophy to law, including constitutional and critical race theories. Beginning with Greek and Roman writings on citizenship, he moves on to late-medieval and Renaissance Europe, then early Modern Western law. His analysis culminates with an explanation of how past precedents have influenced U.S. law and policy regulating the citizenship status of indigenous and territorial island people, as well as how different levels of membership have created a de facto subordinate citizenship status for many members of American society, often lumped together as the "underclass." "What kind of harms matter, and why? Steeped in the history of American tort law, Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins demonstrate how attitudes about race and gender run through the harms recognized---and not recognized---by American law. Along the way, this fine book sheds light on deliberate and unconscious stereotyping, the shifting treatments of workplace and family injuries, the influence of social movements on law and public attitudes, and alternative approaches to harms, causation, and damages. This book is brimming with insights about how societies do and should express what matters in assigning liability for human pain and loss." "This book asks important questions about the tort system. Tort law is largely taught and described from a doctrinal perspective that makes no attempt to see how it is actualy working on the ground. This book assesses how the tort system fares in operation by examining how race and gender influence court decisions in torts cases. A promising direction for scholarship on the tort system."

Tort Law

Essentials

Author: Mark Geistfeld

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735568280

Category: Law

Page: 414

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Tort Law: The Essentials is part of Aspen's new Essentials Series, which takes a "forest rather than the trees" approach by first exposing students to the subject as a whole before delving deeply into individual legal rules. This insightful paperback concentrates on the fundamentals and uses an informal, personal style to explain the essential concepts and doctrines of tort law. Suitable for use with any casebook, this resource will help students recognize and understand how common themes enhance their ability to comprehend doctrinal issues.

Pharmacy Practice and Tort Law

Author: fred weissman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259640965

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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The only comprehensive tort law book featuring real-life federal cases for the practicing pharmacist As tort law and tort liability cases, both civil and administrative, continue to increase in the pharmacy practice, now more than ever, it is imperative for students and practitioners to understand the civil liability a pharmacist may face. Between intentional torts, negligence, vicarious liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, and more, practitioners and practitioners-to-be need to grasp the intricacies of the law in this landscape of increased litigation. Pharmacy Practice and Tort Law introduces students not only to the civil action cases related to pharmacy practice, but also provides explanation on how tort rules apply to the facts of a given case. Each type of civil action is described in detail, outlining the elements that must be proven for successful litigation, followed by detailed explanation of actual federal cases and their outcomes, illustrating how a case can be successful or unsuccessful.

Principles of Tort Law

Author: Rachael Mulheron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316594823

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Presenting the law of tort as a body of principles, this authoritative textbook leads students to an incisive and clear understanding of the subject. Each tort is carefully structured and examined within a consistent analytical framework that guides students through its preconditions, elements, defences and remedies. Clear summaries and comparisons accompany the detailed exposition, and further support is provided by numerous diagrams and tables, which clarify complex aspects of the law. Critical discussion of legal judgments encourages students to develop strong analytical and case-reading skills, whilst key reform proposals and leading cases from other jurisdictions illustrate different potential solutions to conundrums in tort law. A rich companion website, featuring ten additional chapters and sections on more advanced areas of tort law, completes the learning package. Written specifically for students, the text is also ideal for practitioners, litigants, policymakers and law reformers seeking a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the law.

Tort Law

Responsibilities and Redress

Author: John C.P. Goldberg,Anthony J. Sebok,Benjamin C. Zipursky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876174

Category: Law

Page: 1232

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The Fourth Edition of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress has been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law, including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts. The book also contains new Check Your Understanding, Big Thing and Did You Know? text boxes along with a new user-friendly page layout. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition includes: The book contains new Check Your Understanding, Big Think and Did you Know? text boxes that enable students to engage in self-assessment as they proceed through class The book has also been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts Chapter 4 has been substantially revised to provide enhanced treatment of actual causation issues, including toxic torts New, user-friendly page layout features helpful photographs, illustrations, and original charts