Understanding Torts

Understanding Torts

Author: John L. Diamond

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063716042

Category: Torts

Page: 493

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Categories: Torts

Understanding Tort Law

Understanding Tort Law

Unlike tort law , which comes into play retrospectively and often many years after an accident has occurred , been investigated and is forgotten , the regulator is a forward - looking " fire watcher ” , designed to identify dangers ...

Author: Carol Harlow

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 0421878401

Category: Human rights

Page: 194

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This text offers an overview of the tort system for the non-lawyer or new law undergraduate. This new edition looks at topics such as the theories of tort law, accident compensation and its future, the rise of negligence, and issues in economic loss.
Categories: Human rights

Understanding Torts

Understanding Torts

Author: John L. Diamond

Publisher:

ISBN: 153100976X

Category: Torts

Page: 381

View: 403

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Understanding Torts

Understanding Torts

Previous editions published : 1st (1996) and 2nd (2000).

Author: John L. Diamond

Publisher: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063750918

Category: Torts

Page: 414

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Previous editions published : 1st (1996) and 2nd (2000).
Categories: Torts

Jumpstart Torts

Jumpstart Torts

The series will appeal to academic success/support coordinators as well as the course-area professors. Ross Sandler is the series editor. His JumpStart: Torts is the first title in the series.

Author: Ross Sandler

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454840480

Category: Law

Page: 160

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JumpStart is a new study aid series covering the first-year course areas. Each title is a short book, roughly 170 pages, that addresses a problem students experience as they navigate their first year courses. Often first year students are expected to learn substantive law by reading judicial opinions without a framework or process to help them comprehend what they are reading. The JumpStart series supplies the context and prepares students to apply the rules in a litigation context. Titles in the series can be used as a general introduction to law school or as an introduction to torts. The books are most useful early in the first semester as well as in orientation courses or as summer reading for students entering their first year of law school. The series will appeal to academic success/support coordinators as well as the course-area professors. Ross Sandler is the series editor. His JumpStart: Torts is the first title in the series. JumpStart: Torts offers a detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation, beginning with stating a theory of the case, moving through determining facts and making motions to receiving the holding of the case. Legal reasoning and the litigation process are taught via numerous judicial opinions with full analysis of each. Judicial opinions and analyses are made comprehensible without in-class explanation in a straightforward, clear, and informal writing style. Class-tested for success, JumpStart: Torts features pedagogical elements that support learning and facilitate use. As with each book in the series, the opening chapter provides a glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases in tort law. Many judicial opinions are accompanied by an artist-drawn "cartoon" that illustrates the conflict or issue of the case. Short, easy-to-read opinions focus on ordinary situations with simple fact patterns that apply settled rules of law and principles. The book ends with a Practice Exam: a clear explanation of how to approach the typical torts essay exam question as well as insight into how professors grade exams. The chapter ends with a practice essay question. Two sample answers are included: a strong answer and a weaker answer. Each answer includes notes that point out where students did well and where they could improve their answers. Features: Detailed step-by-step approach to the stages of litigation begins by stating a theory of the case moves through determining fact and making motions to receiving the holding of the case Illustrates legal reasoning and the litigation process teaches through numerous judicial opinions with analysis Judicial opinions and analyses comprehensible without in-class explanation Straightforward, clear, informal style Class-tested material Pedagogical features Opening chapter glossary of the terms, idioms, and procedures encountered in reading cases
Categories: Law

Understanding Evidence

Understanding Evidence

8 In tort law, res ipsa loquitur (“the thing speaks for itself”) permits an inference ... See generally Diamond, Levine & Madden, Understanding Torts § 5.04 (4th ed. 2010). 9 See Cal. Evid. Code § 600(b) (“An inference is.

Author: Paul C. Giannelli

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9780327194132

Category: Law

Page:

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This Understanding treatise presents the essential topics in evidence law cogently and concisely. While it was written primarily for students in Evidence and Trial Practice courses, the "Key Points" summary at the end of each chapter and the inclusion of the current Federal Rules of Evidence in an appendix make this treatise an excellent reference for busy attorneys. Understanding Evidence begins with an overview of Evidence law followed by an explanation of the roles of the judge and jury. The remaining chapters are organized under the following topics: • Procedural Framework of Trial • Relevancy • Witnesses • Real and Demonstrative Evidence • Writings • Hearsay • Privileges • Substitutes for Evidence This treatise extensively discusses and cites the Federal Rules of Evidence. Cases, statutes, other rules, and secondary sources are also cited, providing a comprehensive framework for understanding evidence law.
Categories: Law

The Psychology of Tort Law

The Psychology of Tort Law

A Psychological Perspective on Tort Rules, Tort Cases, and Tort Reform It's time to take stock. What can we say about psychology's contribution to understanding tort law? Psychological theory and research findings deepen our ...

Author: Jennifer K. Robbennolt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479814183

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.
Categories: Law

Toxic Torts

Toxic Torts

Frequently, scientific understanding may take decades, occasionally centuries,6 unlike grosser forms of harm typical of more ordinary torts. Understanding the properties of such substances and assessing any risks they pose requires ...

Author: Carl F. Cranor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139458788

Category: Law

Page:

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The relationship between science, law and justice has become a pressing issue with US Supreme Court decisions beginning with Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceutical. How courts review scientific testimony and its foundation before trial can substantially affect the possibility of justice for persons wrongfully injured by exposure to toxic substances. If courts do not review scientific testimony, they will deny one of the parties the possibility of justice. Even if courts review evidence well, the fact and perception of greater judicial scrutiny increases litigation costs and attorney screening of clients. Mistaken review of scientific evidence can decrease citizen access to the law, increase unfortunate incentives for firms not to test their products, lower deterrence for wrongful conduct and harmful products, and decrease the possibility of justice for citizens injured by toxic substances. This book introduces these issues, reveals the relationships that pose problems, and shows how justice can be denied.
Categories: Law

Modern Tort Law 6 e

Modern Tort Law 6 e

... I, The Philosophy of Tort Law (Applied Legal Philosophy), 1993, Aldershot: Dartmouth Genn, H, Hard Bargaining: Out of Court Settlements in Personal Injury Actions, 1987, Oxford: Clarendon Harlow, C, Understanding Tort Law, 1995, ...

Author: Ms Vivienne Harpwood

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 9781843145158

Category: Law

Page: 584

View: 384

The sixth edition of this well-liked textbook provides a comprehensive update and a clear analysis of all aspects of the law of tort. Substantially revised since the last edition, this new edition maintains the popular student friendly style that seeks to explain the principles of tort law in an interesting and thought-provoking manner.
Categories: Law