Torts: Cases and Materials

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Aspen Publishers, 2008 - Law - 912 pages
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This lean casebook is consciously designed to appeal to disenchanted users of the #1-selling Prosser casebook. Its content, organization, and cases-and-notes approach is explicitly modeled on Prosser, but the authors have capitalized on Prosser's weaknesses, focusing on providing key cases and concise, understandable notes. This book has the look and feel of Prosser, but will function much better for the many professors teaching a one-semester, four- or three-credit course. Features:Authorship--co-reporters of the Restatement (Third) of torts, and both known to be excellent teachersConveys the core of Tort law through eminently teachable cases and informative topical notesPedagogical notes challenge students to consider provocative questions about the casesAuthors Dialogues feature informal, highly engaging discussions and debates between the authors that raise interesting and provocative points about the topic under consideration while modeling for students the skills of thinking aloud and persuasionPresents three- to five-line hypotheticals that test variations on fact patternsFewer, more generously edited cases than Prosser New in the Third Edition:New co-author Bradley Wendel is a nationally known expert in the field of Professional Responsibility. He adds professional responsibility and legal ethic insights to the materials. Integrating this dimension to tort litigation issues will provide for exciting class discussion.A thorough integration of the newly completed Restatement (Third ) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm to all aspects of the material where the Restatement is of special relevance.Addition of cases adopting the Restatment view that foreseeability is not to be considered in making a duty determination.Many new hypotheticals taken from decided cases that raise novel issues of law.Professor Wendel will now be a third voice in the Authors' Dialogues.All chapters fully updated with new note material and new cases when necessary.

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Contents

Interference with Persons and Property
1
B Battery
15
Assault
24
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Professor Twerski is a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law. The American Bar Association s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section honored him with the 2007 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, which recognizes law professors who are committed to the advancement of justice, scholarship and the legal profession in the fields of tort and insurance law. He was Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute s Restatement of the Law (Third) Torts: Products Liability, published in 1998. For his distinguished performance as a Reporter, the ALI named him the R. Ammi Cutter Reporter. He is a prolific scholar, having published dozens of law review articles on torts and products liability law. Among his recent articles are those published in the Yale Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, New York University Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. He is also the author of the leading textbook, Products Liability: Problems and Process (4th ed. 2000) (with J. Henderson, Jr.). His expertise has been widely called upon by state and federal legislative bodies considering product liability and mass tort legislation, and he is a frequent lecturer to the practicing bar. He joined the faculty in 1986, after serving as Interim Dean at Hofstra University School of Law, where he taught for many years. He also taught at Duquesne University School of Law and was a Visiting Professor at Cornell, Boston University, and the University of Michigan law schools. His background also includes a teaching fellowship at Harvard Law School, and work as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in its Civil Rights Division.

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