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The Torts Process, Ninth Edition

James A. Henderson, Jr., Douglas A. Kysar, and Richard N. Pearson


  • ISBN: 9781454875697

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    The Torts Process, Ninth Edition uses a student-friendly, procedurally-focused approach that relies on proven problem-and-cases pedagogy to illuminate the overarching structure and organization of tort law. Its lively mix of problems, cases, notes, and questions stimulate thought and discussion, while providing a firm foundation in tort doctrine, history, and theory. 

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/24/2017
    Copyright: 2017
    Pages: 1088
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781454875697
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781454889793

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    Summary of Contents

    Table of Continuing Notes
    Table of Problems

    Chapter 1 Introduction to the Torts Process: Liability for Harmful and Offensive Battery
    Chapter 2 Actual Causation
    Chapter 3 Negligence: Duty of Care and Proof of Breach
    Chapter 4 Negligence: Proximate Cause, Special Instances of Nonliability, and Defenses
    Chapter 5 Trespass to Land and Nuisance
    Chapter 6 Strict Liability
    Chapter 7 Products Liability
    Chapter 8 Damages
    Chapter 9 The Role of Insurance in the Torts Process
    Chapter 10 Compensation Systems as Alternatives to the System of Tort Liability Based on Fault
    Chapter 11 Dignitary Wrongs and Intentional Infliction of Mental Upset
    Chapter 12 Defamation
    Chapter 13 Invasion of Privacy
    Chapter 14 Commercial Torts: Misrepresentation and Interference with Business Relations
    Chapter 15 Global Dimensions of Tort Law

    Appendix: Introduction to Economic Analysis of Tort Law
    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    James A. Henderson

    James Henderson, late, of Cornell Law School, was a leading commentator in the field of torts and products liability. After he received both an LL.B and LL.M from Harvard Law School, Professor Henderson clerked for the Hon. Warren L. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then taught at Boston University Law School for twenty years before joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1984. His scholarship and teaching addresses theoretical, practical, and process concerns in the fields of products liability and torts. In addition to serving as the co-reporter of the American Law Institute's revision of the products liability portions of the Restatement of the Law of Torts from 1992–1998, Henderson testified extensively on torts, products liability, and insurance before the Senate and Congress, as well as before numerous state legislatures. He co-authored torts and products liability case

    Douglas A. Kysar

    Douglas Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Indiana University in 1995 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1998, where he served on the student board of advisors. He has published articles on a wide array of environmental law and tort law topics, and is co-author of a leading casebook, The Torts Process, with James A. Henderson, Jr., Richard N. Pearson & John A. Siliciano. His recent book, Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity (YUP 2010), seeks to reinvigorate environmental law and policy by offering novel theoretical insights on cost-benefit analysis, the precautionary principle, and sustainable development.

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    Richard N. Pearson

    Richard N. Pearson is a member of the faculty at the University of Florida.

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