Kings of Tort

Author: Alan Lange,Tom Dawson

Publisher: Pediment Group

ISBN: 9781597252768

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 7652

"Kings of Tort chronicles a tale of judicial bribery and political intrigue in Mississippi ... . It features the story of Dickie Scruggs, who was largely credited with bringing down Big Tobacco in the early 1990s. From his ascent to a net worth of nearly a billion dollars to his downfall stemming from his role in improperly influencing two local judges to influence cases involving fee disputes with other lawyers, the book documents how those in Scruggs's own trusted circle of tort barons turned on him and cooperated with federal authorities. It also shows the political influence he wielded with judges, attorneys general, and even his own brother-in-law, former US Senator Trent Lott" --

The Province of the Law of Tort

Author: Percy H. Winfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107635586

Category: Law

Page: 268

View: 3413

Originally published in 1931, the lectures contained in this book trace the relationship between tortious obligation and other regions of the law, suggesting that the Common Law gains greatly in effectiveness by the absence of clearly marked barriers on the boundary of any one of the subjects analysed.

Die Schuld

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111019X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7498

Gefangen im weiten Netz der Korruption Clay Carter muss sich schon viel zu lange und mühsam seine Sporen im Büro des Pflichtverteidigers verdienen. Nur zögernd nimmt er einen Fall an, der für ihn schlicht ein weiterer Akt sinnloser Gewalt in Washington D.C. ist: Ein junger Mann hat mitten auf der Straße scheinbar wahllos einen Mord begangen. Clay stößt aber auf eine Verschwörung, die seine schlimmsten Befürchtungen weit übertrifft.

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

Author: Charles Mitchell,Paul Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315674

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 7977

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues across the law of tort, including such diverse areas as acts of state and public nuisance, as well as central questions relating to the tort of negligence. Several of the essays place cases in their historical context in ways that change our understanding of the case's significance. Sometimes the focus is on drawing out previously neglected aspects of cases which have been ? undeservedly ? assigned minor importance. Other essays explore the judicial methodologies and techniques that worked to shape leading principles of tort law. So much of tort law turns on cases, and there are so many cases, that all but the most recent decisions have a tendency to become reduced to terse propositions of law, so as to keep the subject manageable. This collection shows how important it is, despite the constant temptation to compression, not to lose sight of the contexts and nuances which qualify and illuminate so many leading authorities.

A Selection of Cases Illustrative of the English Law of Tort

Author: Courtney Stanhope Kenny

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107455766

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 5072

First published in 1928, this book contains an overview of a number of cases that established important precedents in English tort law. The topics covered include the general principles of liability for tort, the various kinds of torts, and the relations between tort and contract.

Tort Law: Text and Materials

Author: Mark Lunney,Ken Oliphant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655383

Category: Law

Page: 980

View: 4736

The fifth edition of Lunney and Oliphant's market-leading tort law text provides a complete, authoritative guide to the subject. The book combines clear overviews of the law with well-chosen extracts from cases and materials supported by insightful commentary.

The History of the Lives and Reigns of the Kings of Scotland from Fergus ... to the Commencement of the Union of ... Scotland and England in ... 1707. To which is Added, an Account of the Rebellion in ... 1715. As Also, a Description of the Kingdom of Scotland, and the Isles Thereunto Belonging ... By an Impartial Hand [i.e. James Wallace].

Author: James Wallace (M.D.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 188

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In Defense of Tort Law

Author: Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814748996

Category: Law

Page: 345

View: 1298

Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.

The Tort of Conversion

Author: Sarah Green,John Randall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315453

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 1911

The legal and commercial importance of the tort of Conversion is difficult to overstate, and yet there remains a sense that the principles of the tort are elusive. Most recently, this was illustrated by the difficulties posed for the House of Lords by the Conversion issue in OBG v Allan [2007] UKHL 21, on which it was closely divided. Conversion, as we now recognise it, has a complex pedigree. Showing little regard for received taxonomies, it has elements which make lawyers think in terms of property, despite its eventful descent from actions in personam. Conversion is, therefore, something of a hybrid creature, which perhaps explains the paucity of scholarly analysis of the subject to date, property lawyers and tort lawyers each regarding it as the other's concern. This book is the first comprehensive appraisal of the modern tort of Conversion. It offers a coherent and accessible rationalisation of the subject, supported by rigorous analysis of all aspects, from title to sue to the available remedies. The principal thesis of the work is that the development of Conversion has somewhat stagnated, and in consequence the tort has so far been unable to fulfil either its theoretical or its practical potential as a legal device. Whilst this is partly a result of historical factors, it is also a consequence of the fact that no systematic examination of the tort in England appears ever to have been carried out. The primary objectives of the book, therefore, are to provide such an analysis, to present Conversion as a useful and important tort, well suited to the demands of contemporary law and commerce, and to offer a principled framework for its future development.

Understanding Tort Law

Author: Carol Harlow

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421878402

Category: Human rights

Page: 194

View: 1343

This text offers an overview of the tort system for the non-lawyer or new law undergraduate. This new edition looks at topics such as the theories of tort law, accident compensation and its future, the rise of negligence, and issues in economic loss.