Essentials of Torts

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Cengage Learning, 2001 - Law - 363 pages
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This comprehensive 2nd edition provides a condensed version of Statsky's "Personal Injury Litigation, 4th Edition." It provides an overview of the law of torts with a focus on the paralegal role in tort litigation. In this 2nd edition, the basics of tort law are examined and additional case studies have been provided to offer insight into some of the current "hot topic" legal issues. There is a greater attention to the role of constitutional law, particularly in the areas of civil rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. These tools also serve as a helpful on-the-job refresher for anyone working in the law of torts.ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENT:Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1158-1).Call Customer Support to Order.
 

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Contents

FORESEE ABILITY IN TORT LAW
13
CHAPTER
16
BATTERY
23
ASSAULT
33
FALSE IMPRISONMENT
41
MISUSE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
55
INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
65
CHAPTERS CONVERSION AND TRESPASS
79
DEFENSES
187
PRODUCTS LIABILITY
199
SURVIVAL AND WRONGFUL DEATH
227
WITHIN THE FAMILY
233
TORTS CONNECTED WITH LAND
241
DEFAMATION
259
INVASION OF PRIVACY
277
MISREPRESENTATION TORTIOUS
287

STRICT LIABILITY
87
A SUMMARY
97
ELEMENT I DUTY
105
UNREASONABLENESS
115
ELEMENT III
159
ELEMENT IV DAMAGES
175
ADDITIONAL TORT DEFENSES
303
WORKERS COMPENSATION
325
APPENDIX AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
337
INDEX
353
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William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

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