Essentials of Torts

Author: William Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401879640

Category: Law

Page: 408

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Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky’s TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today’s students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Tort Law

Essentials

Author: Mark Geistfeld

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735568280

Category: Law

Page: 414

View: 8377

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.
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A Modern View of the Law of Torts

The Commonwealth and International Library: Pergamon Modern Legal Outlines Division

Author: J. S. Colyer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483156389

Category: Law

Page: 254

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A Modern View of the Law of Torts provides the important aspects of the law of torts, which is an area of law that covers the majority of all civil lawsuits. This book begins with a description of the civil rights of an individual who is wronged by another person, followed by a particular attention to the remedies that are available to people who are wronged by any of the standard torts. Chapters of this book are devoted to specific torts, such as negligence, defamation, and trespass. Specifically, the law of negligence has been fully dealt with, as more and more of the problems of the law of torts are being solved by the courts with reference to the developing principles of the law of negligence. This publication provides an interesting approach to the study of torts, which is equally useful to students and the lay person.
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Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Author: Richard A. Nagareda

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226567621

Category: Law

Page: 379

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The traditional definition of torts involves bizarre, idiosyncratic events where a single plaintiff with a physical impairment sues the specific defendant he believes to have wrongfully caused that malady. Yet public attention has focused increasingly on mass personal-injury lawsuits over asbestos, cigarettes, guns, the diet drug fen-phen, breast implants, and, most recently, Vioxx. Richard A. Nagareda’s Mass Torts in a World of Settlement is the first attempt to analyze the lawyer’s role in this world of high-stakes, multibillion-dollar litigation. These mass settlements, Nagareda argues, have transformed the legal system so acutely that rival teams of lawyers operate as sophisticated governing powers rather than litigators. His controversial solution is the replacement of the existing tort system with a private administrative framework to address both current and future claims. This book is a must-read for concerned citizens, policymakers, lawyers, investors, and executives grappling with the changing face of mass torts.
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Essential Tort Law

Author: Richard Owen,Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 184314123X

Category: Law

Page: 210

View: 6447

This work is intended as a study/revision aid for students, rather than as a substitute for more detailed treatises. It analyzes the law of tort in terms of the issues that are likely to be of interest to examiners and explains these areas in an accessible manner, as well as summarizing existing academic opinion.; The emphasis throughout is on facilitating students' understanding of a topic. The new edition takes into account recent developments in the law of tort. These include the increasing use of the law of negligence in sport; further developments when suing public bodies for breach of a duty of care; the increasing influence of the European Court of Human Rights on the development of the law of tort; changes in the method of calculating personal injuries damages; the liability of Internet service providers in the law of defamation and use of the qualified privilege defence in libel.
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Torts: Personal Injury Litigation

Author: William Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401879624

Category: Law

Page: 768

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TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Author: Kim Forrester,Debra Griffiths

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581667

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing students • Diploma of Nursing students • Bachelor of Midwifery students • Bachelor of Paramedicine students • Bachelor of Health science students • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care. • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals. • Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals • Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals • Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.
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Torts and Personal Injury Law

Author: Cathy Okrent

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133691854

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them. Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Law of Torts

Author: Philip H. Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552214008

Category: Law

Page: 562

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An indispensable resource for those seeking an introduction to the principles of tort law in Canada, as well as the social policies underlying the law and trends in judicial decision making. It reviews the foundations and objectives of tort law with specific discussion of negligence, torts, strict liability, vicarious liability, and defamation.
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Phosphate Fluorides Toxic Torts

Author: Gary Pittman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615490409

Category: Law

Page: 150

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Gary Pittman and his co-workers were systematically exposed to toxic substances while working for Occidental Chemical Corporation's north Florida phosphoric acid plants and mines. "Phosphate - Fluorides - Toxic Torts" is a personal narrative by Pittman describing his seven-year battle with Occidental while suffering with chemical poisoning, and the obstacles he had to overcome in the pursuit of compensation. Occidental Chemical Corporation was no stranger to Toxic Tort litigation. They were the company named in the 1979 landmark case, "United States v. Occidental," about the "Love Canal" public health disaster in the late 1970s. In 1995, the "Love Canal" case was still in the courts when Pittman, a co-worker, and attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims took on the mammoth Occidental machine with their legions of law firms. Did Pittman win? Yes and no. When you have your health, you can always make more money, but when you are poisoned and debilitated, there's not enough money in the world to buy back your health.
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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.
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Economics of the Law

Torts, Contracts, Property, Litigation

Author: Thomas J. Miceli

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195103904

Category: Law

Page: 236

View: 7791

The field of law and economics has matured to a point where scholars employ economic methods to understand the nature of legal rules and guide legal reform. This text is a broad survey of that scholarship as it has been applied to problems in tort, contracts, property and litigation.
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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Torts

Author: John C. P. Goldberg,Benjamin Charles Zipursky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195373979

Category: Law

Page: 418

View: 7964

Christina Brooks Whitman, Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School --
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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887176

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 5738

This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.
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Essentials of Sports Law

Author: Glenn M. Wong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313356750

Category: Law

Page: 899

View: 4414

Outlines the American legal system and tort law as they apply to sports from high school to professional, and discusses liability, drugs, discrimination, contracts, antitrust, labor relations, violence, gambling, and other topics.
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The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts

Author: Ugo Pagallo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400765649

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 7876

This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.
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Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts

Author: George C. Christie,Joseph Sanders,W. Jonathan Cardi

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314266941

Category: Law

Page: 1706

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The Fifth Edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts continues the tradition of using, as much as possible, minimally edited cases so that the book can serve as a vehicle for teaching first-year students the essential techniques of case analysis and legal method. The entire book has been modified to accommodate the many developments in the law of torts since the Fourth Edition was published in 2004. For example, the basic chapters on negligence and causation recognize and discuss the now finally adopted Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical & Emotional Harm and the recent case law expanding liability for loss of a chance. The duty section has also undergone a major overhaul to reflect the conceptual framework by which courts think about duty and to elucidate the pervasive role of foreseeability in courts' duty decisions. The Materials on Product's Liability capture the many recent developments in that area; and the materials on dignitary harms reflect the increasing interaction between tort law and constitutional law as well as the expanding potential reach of international human rights conventions. Finally the Fifth Edition retains its comprehensive coverage of the entire field of torts so as to give instructors, all of whom are having to accommodate a curriculum that has cut back on the number of credit hours assigned to torts, the widest possible choice of subjects on which they may wish to concentrate in the limited time they have available.
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