Principles of Tort Law
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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accident action activity alleged analysis appellate court apply argue argument assault tort assumption of risk award battery behavior causation caused Chapter claim common law comparative fault comparative negligence compensation concept concerning consumer contrast contributory negligence Corp corrective justice costs court concluded dangerous decedent decision defendant defendant's conduct definition design defect directed verdict discussed doctrine duty economic effect element emotional distress employees evidence example F.Supp fact factors focused harm Illustrative impose liability informed consent infra injury intentional tort interesting involving issue judge judgment judicial jury justice litigation loss manufacturer medical malpractice ment parties patient person physician plaintiffs conduct problem products liability proof public nuisance question Rationales reasonable relatively requires res ipsa Restatement Second rule seller situations social standard statute strict liability substantial supra note Supreme Court t]he text accompanying note theory tion tort law trial court unreasonable verdict violation warranty