Principles of tort law

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Thomson/West, 2003 - Law - 474 pages
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Clear and concise summary on the rules courts use to solve questions. To enhance understanding, this text explains the reasoning and policies underlying the rules. Professor Shapo selects colorful examples from an enormous variety of cases he has studied and relates the principles of law to understandable real-life situations.

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SECTION ONE Tort Law and Its Purposes
04A Tort Law as a System
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MARSHALL S. SHAPO is the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. His scholarship over forty years has focused on how society deals with injuries through the legal system and on the interrelationship of science and law. He is the author of 25 books, including his magisterial 3,500-page treatise on products liability, The Law of Products Liability (4th Edition, 2006). His titles on law and society include Compensation for Victims of Terrorism (2005), Tort Law and Culture (2003), and A Nation of Guinea Pigs (1979). He was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has lectured extensively in Europe and Asia. The American Bar Association bestowed the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award on Professor Shapo in 2005. He has served as a consultant in liability and injury cases involving medical devices, rocket motors, anti-terror products, swimming pools, Pan Am 103, and sleeping bags.

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