Tort Law: Concepts and Applications presents a comprehensive review of substantive American tort law with integrated practical applications and exercises designed to develop skills needed by paralegal, pre-law, business and other undergraduate majors with a career orientation. Each chapter of the text contains multiple scenario-based video cases dealing with practice, procedure and ethical issues in tort litigation that bring the world of the practicing paralegal into the classroom. At the end of each chapter are materials that assess a student,s grasp of basic terminology and concepts and exercises and applications to develop critical thinking and workplace skills. Videos are available to adopting instructors on DVD and students can access them online within MyLegalStudiesKit for Tort Law: Concepts and Applications. This new online resource website with book-specific content contains: Links to Online Resources, Web Assignments, Video Case Studies, Terminology Flashcards, and Pearson,s MySearchLab: Research, Grammar, and Writing Tools.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO TORT LAW AND PRACTICE 1. Introduction to Tort Law 2. Tort Practice and Applications PART II: INTENTIONAL TORTS, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES 3. Intentional Torts 4. Defenses to Intentional Torts and Remedies PART III: NEGLIGENCE, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES 5. Negligence 6. Defenses to Negligence and Remedies PART IV: STRICT LIABILITY AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY, DEFENSES AND REMEDIES 7. Introduction to Strict Liability: Harm Caused by Animals and Other Abnormally Dangerous Conditions or Activities 8. Products Liability 9. Strict Liability Tort Defenses and Remedies PART V: OTHER TORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS TORT MATTERS 10. Defamation and Disparagement of Property 11. Invasion of Privacy 12. Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference and the Prima Facie Tort 13. Survival, Wrongful Death, and Wrongful Birth and Life 14. Joint Tortfeasors and Vicarious Liability 15. Immunity from Tort Law 16. Mass Torts, the Role of Insurance and Workers, Compensation APPENDIX A: SAMPLE COURT CASE APPENDIX B: SAMPLE CASE BRIEF APPENDIX C: SAMPLE LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE APPENDIX D: SAMPLE LEGAL MEMORANDUM APPENDIX E: SAMPLE NEGLIGENCE COMPLAINT APPENDIX F: SAMPLE SETTLEMENT AGREEEMENT GLOSSARY INDEX