Release on 2015-12-27 | by Dan B. Dobbs,Ellen Bublick
Author: Dan B. Dobbs,Ellen Bublick
Pubpsher: West Academic Publishing
This single-volume hornbook provides a comprehensive overview of tort and injury law. The book covers all of the major topics in tort law. Topics include liability for physical injuries, as well as emotional, dignitary, and economic harms. This newly-updated edition includes citations to hundreds of cases and statutes decided over the last decade, as well as references to the Restatement (Third) of Torts.
Release on 2010-05-01 | by Martha Chamallas,Jennifer B. Wriggins
Race, Gender, and Tort Law
Author: Martha Chamallas,Jennifer B. Wriggins
Pubpsher: NYU Press
Tort law is the body of law governing negligence, intentional misconduct, and other wrongful acts for which civil actions can be brought. The conventional wisdom is that the rules, concepts, and structures of tort law are neutral and unbiased, free of considerations of gender and race. In The Measure of Injury, Martha Chamallas and Jennifer Wriggins prove that tort law is anything but gender and race neutral. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of case law ranging from the Jim Crow South to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the authors demonstrate that women and minorities have been under-compensated in tort law and that traditional biases have resurfaced in updated forms to perpetuate patterns of disparate recovery based on race and gender. Grappling with tort theory, the intricacies of legal doctrine and the practical effects of legal rules, The Measure of Injury is a unique treatise on torts that uncovers the public and cultural dimensions of this always-controversial domain of private law.
Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he argues that even when individuals are not direct participants, they share responsibility for various harms perpetrated by their communities.
The Seventh Edition of Strategies & Tactics for the MBE has been carefully revised by Steve Emanuel and is full of up-to-date advice on how to analyze Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions in all MBE subject areas (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property with Future Interests, and Torts). Steve Emanuel—author of the Emanuel Law Outlines and CrunchTime books in the MBE-subject areas—has passed the bar exam in several states (including New York and California) and worked with law students to prepare them for taking the MBE. New to the Seventh Edition: 30 additional Civil Procedure questions, all recently asked on the MBE and released by examiners, with detailed answers by Steve Emanuel Recently released actual MBE questions in Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Property, and Torts (also with detailed answers by Steve Emanuel) Key features include: Fully explained answers that not only analyze each answer option for each question, but also explain doctrines or rules that are necessary for answering the question and that you may not have encountered since your first year in law school Detailed advice on how to handle MBE questions in each of the MBE subject areas Step-by-step strategies for analyzing different question types Tips about how subtle differences in wording can change the meaning of an answer Strategies for “rewording” questions in your mind to make them easier to analyze Over 550 questions in the MBE topics (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Future Interests, and Torts) that were asked on past MBEs A complete MBE-style 200-question practice exam with detailed answers
With 492 separate sections, this encyclopedic reference allows you to quickly and easily find answers. Tort topics developed in the last generation that receive expanded coverage include proportionate causation or loss of chance recoveries, abolition or partial abolition of joint and several liability, comparative fault apportionment, changes in strict products liability, Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suit legislation, lawyer malpractice litigation, medical malpractice litigation with big changes in the world of managed care, the statute of limitations, civil rights claims for injury, and cases on a landowner's duty to protect entrants from attack by others.