A single-volume introduction to contemporary tort and injury law. This expert summary covers direct and intentional interference with person or property and explores their defenses. Reviews liabilities, damages, and the apportionment of responsibility among parties, and examines the criticism and choices in tort law. Economic and dignitary injury is considered as well.
Emphasizes contemporary developments in order to reflect the shift in tort law toward the plaintiff's side and expanded liability. Expanded coverage is included on subjects such as constitutional privilege in defamation, privacy, product liability, and strict liability. Also reflects the current shift toward compulsory auto insurance and compensation plans.
Access to the full scope of products liability law-substantive, procedural, statutory, and case law, plus practice commentary, forms, checklists, jury instructions, pattern discovery materials, and sample pleadings. Reviews negligence, breach of warranty, strict liability in tort, duty of manufacturer or seller to warn, fraud, misrepresentation, nuisance, or intentional wrong, privity of contract, liability of lessor and bailor, and defenses to liability. Examines legal principles on a product-by-product basis for products that has been the subject of a products liability case. Critical procedural issues covered include expert witnesses, joinder of causes and of parties, discovery, long-arm statutes, and limitations of actions.
This reference text provides the reader with a useful tool for detailed and reliable research. By a leading contemporary authority on tort law, the text covers conflict of law; liability of multiple tortfeasor; defenses; immunities; procedure; damages; negligence, as well as willful and wanton misconduct; causation; and comparative negligence. Also discusses specific tort theories and practice; products and premises liability; business and commercial torts; defamation; invasion of privacy; unlawful prosecution; medical malpractice; and interference with civil rights.
Harper, James and Gray on Torts, Third Edition, newly revised and updated in a six-volume set, gives you detailed, up-to-date information and expert guidance on such rapidly changing areas as: