xvii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Examples & explanations series.
Formatted Contents Note
Intentional torts The concept of negligence The causation enigma The duty element Damages for personal injury Interlude: pleading a personal injury case Liability of multiple defendants The effects of plaintiff's conduct Taking a torts essay exam.
Fundamental protection : the tort of battery The action for assault : a tort ahead of its time Protecting the right of possession : trespass to land Dueling remedies : trespass to chattels and conversion False imprisonment : protecting freedom of movement The far side of the coin : classic defenses to intentional torts That odious character : the reasonable person Borrowing standards of care : violation of statute as negligence A phrase in latin : Res Ipsa Loquitur Reconstructing history : determining "cause in fact" Risks reconsidered : complex issues in establishing factual cause Drawing a line somewhere : proximate cause The elusive element of duty : two principles in search of an exception Vicarious displeasure : claims for indirect infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium Caveat actor : strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities Strict products liability : basic theories of recovery More products liability : common "defenses" to strict products liability claims Personal injury damages : the elements of compensation Compensating somebody : wrongful death and survival actions Some legal anatomy : thinking like a tort lawyer Joint and several liability : the classic rules Honor among thieves : basic principles of contribution Please pass the liability : respondeat superior and nondelegable duties The once and future defense : assumption of the risk Casting the second stone : comparative negligence The fracturing of the common law : loss allocation in the comparative negligence era The pot at the end of the rainbow : analyzing torts issues on an essay exam Dandelions in the bluebook garden : six classic exam writing mistakes Practice makes perfect : examples and explanations
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Revision of: Glannon, Joseph W. Law of torts. Fifth edition. New York : Wolters Kluwer,