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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fifth Edition

Arthur Best, David W. Barnes, Nicholas Kahn-Fogel


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    Offering comprehensive coverage that is suitable for one or two semester torts courses, Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fifth Edition’s flexible organization accommodates courses that begin either with coverage of intentional torts in Chapter 2 or negligence, beginning with Chapter 3. Chapters 9-17 allow teachers to select additional topics that fit best with their curriculum and interests.

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    Publication Date: 2/14/2018
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 1008
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781454895220
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781454899266

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    Summary of Contents

    Table of Problems

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Intentional Torts
    Chapter 3 Negligence: The Duty of Reasonable Care
    Chapter 4 Proving Breach
    Chapter 5 Legal Cause: Cause-in-Fact
    Chapter 6 Limits on Liability: Duty and Proximate Cause
    Chapter 7 Defenses
    Chapter 8 Apportionment of Damages
    Chapter 9 Professionals
    Chapter 10 Owners and Occupiers of Land
    Chapter 11 Special Duty Rules
    Chapter 12 Damages
    Chapter 13 Traditional Strict Liability
    Chapter 14 Products Liability
    Chapter 15 Trespass and Nuisance
    Chapter 16 Defamation
    Chapter 17 Alternatives to Litigation

    Table of Cases
    Table of Statutes and Other Authorities

  • Author Information

    Nicholas Kahn-Fogel

    Professor Kahn-Fogel first joined the William H. Bowen School of Law as a visiting professor in 2008. From 2006-2008, he taught at the University of Zambia School of Law. He returned to Zambia from 2010-2011 as a Bowen Research Fellow, focusing on access to justice issues and on the interaction of colonial law and indigenous custom in Africa. He has recently served on the editorial board of the Zambia Law Journal.

    At Bowen, Nick teaches Comparative Law, Criminal Procedure—Pretrial, Sales, and Torts. Nick’s scholarship has focused on comparative law and criminal procedure. His most recent article, &"Manson and Its Progeny: An Empirical Analysis of American Eyewitness Law,” published in the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, was selected as a &"must read” by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Academic Advisory Board of the Getting Scholarship Into Court Project. In his spare time, Nick enjoys cooking, jogging slowly and playing vigorous, mediocre tennis.

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    Arthur Best

    Before entering law teaching, Arthur Best worked in the general counsel’s office of the Federal Communications Commission, as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, as a project director for Ralph Nader’s Center for Study of Responsive Law, and as a deputy commissioner in the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. He has published broadly in fields including evidence, torts, advertising regulation, dispute resolution, and lawyers’ ethics. Among his books are When Consumers Complain (Columbia University Press: 1981), Evidence: Examples and Explanations (6th edition, Aspen: 2007), Basic Tort Law (2d edition, Aspen: 2007) (co-author), and annual and semi-annual Wigmore on Evidence Supplement volumes (Aspen: since 1995). Recent articles are &"Student Evaluations of Law Teaching Work Well: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree,” 40 Southwestern L. Rev.1 (2007), &"Impediments to Reasonable Tort Reform: Lessons from the Adoption of Comparative Negligence,” 40 Ind. L. Rev. 1 (2007), &"Internet Yellow Page Advertising,” 55 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 67 (co-author) (2006), and &"Manufacturers’ Responsibility for Harms Suffered by Victims of Counterfeiters: A Modern Elaboration of Causation Rules and Fundamental Tort Law Policies,” 8 Currents: Int’l Trade L.J. 43 (Summer 1999). Best has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Sturm College of Law at University of Denver and as president of the University’s Faculty Senate. He has represented the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association as a member and chair of law school accreditation inspection teams. He has also served on the board of directors of Colorado Lawyers for the Arts and of the Denver-based Hannah Kahn Dance Co

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    David W. Barnes

    David Jake Barnes is the Seton Hall University Distinguished Research Professor of Law. Professor Barnes began teaching at Seton Hall in 1999 after being the Charles W. Delaney Professor of Law at the University of Denver and teaching with the economics and the law faculties at Syracuse University. Professor Barnes’ educational background includes undergraduate study at Dartmouth College and Wellesley College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

    His casebooks and treatises include The Law of Intellectual Property; Basic Tort Law: Cases, Problems, Statutes, and Materials; Cases and Materials on Law and Economics; Statistical Evidence in Litigation: Methodology, Procedure, and Practice; and Statistics as Proof: Fundamentals of Quantitative Evidence. He has written dozens of articles in various areas of law including torts, intellectual property, contracts, antitrust, environmental law, evidence, remedies, and the use of statistical and scientific methods in

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