Casebook on Torts

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OUP Oxford, Jun 28, 2012 - Law - 480 pages
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Casebook on Torts is essential reading for students new to studying tort law at undergraduate level, providing a comprehensive, portable library of the leading cases in the field. It presents an impressive range of carefully edited extracts, which clearly illustrate the essence and reasoning behind each decision made. Concise author commentary focuses the reader on the key elements within the extracts, while end-of-chapter questions encourages them to check their understanding as they progress. Statutory materials have been included where they are necessary to understand the subject. The book is an indispensable companion for tort law students. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre which provides regular updates on developments in the law as well as web links to aid further study.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
The Basic Principles of Duty of Care
10
The Standard of Care
35
4 Causation and Remoteness of Damage
57
Omissions
85
Liability of Public Bodies
89
Psychiatric Injury
107
Statements Services and Economic Loss
121
14 Damages for Death and Personal Injuries
203
15 Vicarious Liability
216
16 Breach of Statutory Duty
237
17 Product Liability
243
18 Occupiers Liability
259
19 Nuisance
284
20 Trespass to the Person
323
21 Trespass to Land
339

Acts and Economic Loss
146
Contract and Duty of Care
156
Defective Structures
168
Unborn Children Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth
176
13 Defences to Negligence
183
22 Defamation
347
23 Privacy and the Intentional Infliction of Distress
398
Index
439
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Richard Kidner is Emeritus Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University. He also edits Blackstone's Statutes on Employment Law, also published by Oxford University Press.

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