Aspen Publishing

Tort Law: The Essentials

Mark A. Geistfeld


  • ISBN: 9780735568280

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    Tort Law: The Essentials is part of Aspen’s new Essentials Series, which takes a “forest rather than the trees” approach by first exposing students to the subject as a whole before delving deeply into individual legal rules. This insightful paperback concentrates on the fundamentals and uses an informal, personal style to explain the essential concepts and doctrines of tort law. Suitable for use with any casebook, this resource will help students recognize and understand how common themes enhance their ability to comprehend doctrinal issues.

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    Published 08/11/2008
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    Publication Date: 8/11/2008
    Paperback: 9780735568280
    Ebook: 9781454861805

    Part I. Conceptual Overview

    Chapter 1. The Historical Development of Tort Law
    Chapter 2. Function and Principle
    Chapter 3. The Fundamental Choice: Negligence or Strict Liability?
    Chapter 4. Prominent Rationales for Tort Liability
    Chapter 5. Compensation as a Unified Rationale for Tort Liability
    Chapter 6. The Social Construction of Tort Law

    Part II. Doctrinal Analysis

    Chapter 7. The Intentional Torts
    Chapter 8. Negligence Liability
    Chapter 9. Causation
    Chapter 10. Multiple Tortfeasors
    Chapter 11. Defenses Based on the Plaintiff’s Conduct
    Chapter 12. Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities
    Chapter 13. Strict Products Liability
    Chapter 14. Damages
    Chapter 15. Beyond Tort Law