Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887176

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 5725

This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.

Examples & Explanations for The Law of Torts

Author: Joseph W. Glannon

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860634

Category: Law

Page: 710

View: 6860

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

The Law of Torts in New Zealand

Author: Stephen Todd,John Hughes (LL.M.)

Publisher: Thomson Brookers

ISBN: 9780864726650

Category: Torts

Page: 1327

View: 4717

A recent stream of new decisions and major developments in, inter alia, various aspects of negligence, economic torts, breach of confidence and the protection of privacy, defamation, Bill of rights litigation and the award of damages, makes the publication of this new edition timely. A valuable reference and research tool for the judiciary, legal practitioners, academics and law students, it gives detailed treatment of the law incorporating all recent developments in New Zealand and the wider common law world. Law of Torts in New Zealand takes a wide and all-embracing approach to the law of torts. The policies underlying the law are given close attention and throughout the book relevant rules and principles are assessed in the light of their objectives and their consequences. Jurisdiction: New Zealand

The Law of Torts

A Treatise on the English Law of Liability for Civil Injuries

Author: Sir John William Salmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Torts

Page: 507

View: 8813


The Psychology of Tort Law

Author: Jennifer K. Robbennolt,Valerie P. Hans

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814724949

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 4969

Tort law regulates most human activities: from driving a car to using consumer products to providing or receiving medical care. Injuries caused by dog bites, slips and falls, fender benders, bridge collapses, adverse reactions to a medication, bar fights, oil spills, and more all implicate the law of torts. The rules and procedures by which tort cases are resolved engage deeply-held intuitions about justice, causation, intentionality, and the obligations that we owe to one another. Tort rules and procedures also generate significant controversy—most visibly in political debates over tort reform. The Psychology of Tort Law explores tort law through the lens of psychological science. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research and their own experiences teaching and researching tort law, Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans examine the psychological assumptions that underlie doctrinal rules. They explore how tort law influences the behavior and decision-making of potential plaintiffs and defendants, examining how doctors and patients, drivers, manufacturers and purchasers of products, property owners, and others make decisions against the backdrop of tort law. They show how the judges and jurors who decide tort claims are influenced by psychological phenomena in deciding cases. And they reveal how plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys resolve tort disputes in the shadow of tort law. Robbennolt and Hans here shed fascinating light on the tort system, and on the psychological dynamics which undergird its functioning.

A Modern View of the Law of Torts

The Commonwealth and International Library: Pergamon Modern Legal Outlines Division

Author: J. S. Colyer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483156389

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 639

A Modern View of the Law of Torts provides the important aspects of the law of torts, which is an area of law that covers the majority of all civil lawsuits. This book begins with a description of the civil rights of an individual who is wronged by another person, followed by a particular attention to the remedies that are available to people who are wronged by any of the standard torts. Chapters of this book are devoted to specific torts, such as negligence, defamation, and trespass. Specifically, the law of negligence has been fully dealt with, as more and more of the problems of the law of torts are being solved by the courts with reference to the developing principles of the law of negligence. This publication provides an interesting approach to the study of torts, which is equally useful to students and the lay person.

Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

Author: John Oberdiek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701381

Category: Law

Page: 447

View: 6904

This book offers a rich insight into the law of torts and cognate fileds, and will be of broad interest to those working in legal and moral philosophy. It has contributions from all over the world and represents the state-of-the art in tort theory.

Guide to the Law of Tort

Author: Roger Caldwell

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 9781847160508

Category: Torts

Page: 144

View: 3161

The perfect introductory text to the complicated are of the law of tort - which deals with negligence generally and liability for negligence and breach of duty. It is the ideal book for those wishing to develop their knowledge of the area - whether professional, layperson or student - and covers topics including negligence in general, breach of duty, causation, employer liablity, nuisance, defamation, strict liability and defences.

The Law of Tort

Policies and Trends in Liability for Damage to Property and Economic Loss

Author: M. P. Furmston

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 231

View: 463

This contains the views and opinions of scholars from all over the world on the policies and trends in liability for damage to property and economic loss. Topics include the debate on economics and law , the relationship between contract and tort law, characterization and the context and problems of economic loss in American tort law, and more.

Philosophy and the Law of Torts

Author: Gerald J. Postema

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441278

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 6222

When accidents occur and people suffer injuries, who ought to bear the loss? Tort law offers a complex set of rules to answer this question, but up to now philosophers have offered little by way of analysis of these rules. In eight essays commissioned for this volume, leading legal theorists examine the philosophical foundations of tort law. Amongst the questions they address are the following: how are the notions at the core of tort practice (such as responsibility, fault, negligence, due care, and duty to repair) to be understood? Is an explanation based on a conception of justice feasible? How are concerns of distributive and corrective justice related? What amounts to an adequate explanation of tort law? This collection will be of interest to professionals and advanced students working in philosophy of law, social theory, political theory, and law, as well as anyone seeking a better understanding of tort law.

Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts

Author: George C. Christie,Joseph Sanders,W. Jonathan Cardi

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314266941

Category: Law

Page: 1706

View: 8049

The Fifth Edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts continues the tradition of using, as much as possible, minimally edited cases so that the book can serve as a vehicle for teaching first-year students the essential techniques of case analysis and legal method. The entire book has been modified to accommodate the many developments in the law of torts since the Fourth Edition was published in 2004. For example, the basic chapters on negligence and causation recognize and discuss the now finally adopted Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical & Emotional Harm and the recent case law expanding liability for loss of a chance. The duty section has also undergone a major overhaul to reflect the conceptual framework by which courts think about duty and to elucidate the pervasive role of foreseeability in courts' duty decisions. The Materials on Product's Liability capture the many recent developments in that area; and the materials on dignitary harms reflect the increasing interaction between tort law and constitutional law as well as the expanding potential reach of international human rights conventions. Finally the Fifth Edition retains its comprehensive coverage of the entire field of torts so as to give instructors, all of whom are having to accommodate a curriculum that has cut back on the number of credit hours assigned to torts, the widest possible choice of subjects on which they may wish to concentrate in the limited time they have available.

Questions & Answers Law of Torts

Author: David Oughton,Barbara Harvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198715803

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 3153

If you're feeling overwhelmed by a sea of revision, let OUP's Questions and Answers series keep you afloat! Written by experienced examiners, the Q&As offer expert advice on what to expect from your exam, how best to prepare, and guidance on what examiners are really looking for. Revision isn't always plain sailing, but the Q&As will allow you to approach your exams with confidence. Q&As will help you succeed by: - identifying typical law exam questions - giving you model answers for up to 50 essay and problem-based questions - demonstrating how to structure a good answer - helping you to avoid common mistakes - advising you on how to make your answer stand out from the crowd - teaching you how to use your existing knowledge to convey exactly what the examiner is looking for - directing you to related further reading

Principles of Tort Law

Author: Rachael Mulheron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316594823

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5583

Presenting the law of tort as a body of principles, this authoritative textbook leads students to an incisive and clear understanding of the subject. Each tort is carefully structured and examined within a consistent analytical framework that guides students through its preconditions, elements, defences and remedies. Clear summaries and comparisons accompany the detailed exposition, and further support is provided by numerous diagrams and tables, which clarify complex aspects of the law. Critical discussion of legal judgments encourages students to develop strong analytical and case-reading skills, whilst key reform proposals and leading cases from other jurisdictions illustrate different potential solutions to conundrums in tort law. A rich companion website, featuring ten additional chapters and sections on more advanced areas of tort law, completes the learning package. Written specifically for students, the text is also ideal for practitioners, litigants, policymakers and law reformers seeking a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the law.

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

Author: Charles Mitchell,Paul Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315674

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 7265

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.

Torts and Rights

Author: Robert Stevens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021636

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 5001

The law of torts is concerned with the secondary obligations generated by the infringement of primary rights. This work seeks to show that this apparently simple proposition enables us to understand the law of torts as found in the common law. Using primarily English materials, but drawing heavily upon the law of other common law jurisdictions, Stevens seeks to give an account of the law of torts which relies upon the core material familiar to most students and practitioners with a grasp of the law of torts. This material is drawn together in support of a single argument in a provocative and accessible style, and puts forward a new theoretical model for analysing the law of torts, providing an overarching framework for radically reconceiving the subject.