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The forms and functions of tort law

Author: Kenneth S Abraham
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Foundation Press ; St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Series: Concepts and insights series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, this text covers all the major cases and issues in a standard torts course. The text addresses cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. This straightforward, readable text addresses both rules and policy, and presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Abraham, Kenneth S., 1946- author.
Forms and functions of tort law.
(DLC) 2016288516
(OCoLC)978295666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Abraham
ISBN: 9781634594516 1634594517
OCLC Number: 1003643748
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (347 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface to the Fifth Edition; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Chapter 1. The Nature and Functions of Tort Law; I. Introduction; II. Procedure in a Tort Suit: Where Tort Law Comes From; A. Initial Pleadings; B. Discovery; C. Pre-Trial Motions; D. Trial; 1. Fact-Finding by the Jury; 2. Legal Rulings by the Court at Trial; 3. Verdicts; E. Appeal; III. The Nature of Tort Law; A. Corrective Justice; B. Civil Recourse; C. Deterrence; D. Loss Distribution; E. Compensation; F. Redress of Social Grievances; G. A Mixed System? Chapter 2. Intentional Physical and Emotional Harm; I. Battery; A. The Physical Contact Requirement; B. Harmful or Offensive Contact; C. Intent; D. Transferred Intent; II. Assault; III. False Imprisonment and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; A. False Imprisonment; B. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; C. Some Observations About the Nature of These Legal Rules; IV. Defenses; A. Consent; B. Self-Defense and Defense of Others; V. The Property Torts; A. The Nature of the Torts; B. Defenses: Especially the Privilege of "Necessity"; 1. Ploof and Vincent: The Basics 2. The Property Rights Explanation; 3. The Deterrence/Resource Allocation Explanation; a. Who Should Be Liable?; b. When It Matters Who Is Liable: The Coase Theorem; C. Nuisance; 1. When Is an Activity a Nuisance?; 2. The Remedial Alternatives; a. No Nuisance: Defendant "Enjoins" Plaintiff; b. Nuisance: Plaintiff Enjoins Defendant; c. Nuisance: Defendant Compensates Plaintiff; d. Nuisance: Plaintiff Compensates Defendant; e. A Synthesis; Chapter 3. The Negligence Standard; I. A Page of History; A. The Scope of Liability in Trespass B. The Rise of Trespass on the Case and the Transition to a Negligence Standard; II. The Reasonable Person Standard; A. The Objective Standard; B. Children and the Infirm; 1. Children; 2. Infirm Adults; C. The Foreseeability Requirement; III. The Negligence "Calculus"; A. The Learned Hand Formulation; B. Is the Calculus a Moral or an Economic Theory of Negligence?; C. A Simpler Calculus: The Untaken Precaution; IV. Custom; A. The History Behind the Custom Rule; B. The Rationales for the Rule; V. Malpractice; A. The Special Standard of Care for Professionals B. The Demise of the "Locality" RuleC. The Duty to Disclose and Informed Consent; 1. Disclosure and Informed Consent Standards; 2. Causation in Informed Consent Cases; D. Medical Malpractice Reform; VI. Violation of Statutes; A. Legally Cognizable Excuses; B. The Defense of Limited Statutory Purpose; VII. Negligence and No Negligence as a Matter of Law: The Roles of Judge and Jury; Chapter 4. Proof of Negligence; I. The Burden of Proof; A. Burdens in the Ordinary Case; B. Circumstantial Evidence of Negligence; II. Res Ipsa Loquitur; A. Applications B. "Smoking Out" the Evidence from the Defendant
Series Title: Concepts and insights series.
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Abraham.

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