Cases and Materials on Torts

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Aspen Publishers, 2004 - Law - 1292 pages
If you are not already planning to use the new edition of Richard A. Epstein's casebook in your next torts course, stop and reconsider before you submit your adoption decision. Generations of law students have found the path to understanding with the help of this illuminating casebook.
Cases and Materials on Torts effectively integrates modern scholarship with historical background to provide a solid introduction to basic torts:Author Richard A. Epstein is well known and highly regarded for his scholarship.The book takes a traditional approach to the subject, integrating cases with modern scholarship on moral theory, law and economics, and salient policy questions.An extremely thoughtful presentation examines the processes of legal method, legal reasoning, and the impact of legal rules on social institutions as it exposes students to the various intellectual approaches that have been taken to interpreting torts.The presentation of historical background.recognized as among the finest treatments in the field.grounds students in the development of tort law from the formative cases to the present day.The detailed Teacher's Manual offers teaching tips proven successful through years of use.
The Eighth Edition incorporates several changes:New Material on statutory developments, such as Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund and asbestos compensation (pending passage).Coverage of the cybertrespass debate and spam, including Hamidi v. Intel.Updates on punitive damages, including the Supreme Court's State Farm case.New cases on guns as a public nuisance and statutory responses (pending passage).Updated and reorganized coverage of defamation and products liability.
With exceptional clarity and quality, this highly successful casebook puts torts in context for your students.

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About the author (2004)

Richard A. Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago, and Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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