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Title:
Torts in a nutshell
Author:
Kionka, Edward J., 1939-
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : West Group 1999.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 513 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780314235251
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Table of Casesp. xvii
Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Prologue: Origins, Objectives, and Overviews of Tort Liabilityp. 1
1-1. The Definitional Dilemmap. 1
1-2. Functions, Goals and Justifications of Tort Lawp. 5
1-3. The Evolution of Tort Concepts and Remediesp. 13
1-4. The Roles of Judges and Juriesp. 25
Chapter 2. Cause in Factp. 29
2-1. Cause in Fact (R. 430-34)p. 29
Part II. Physical Harm
Chapter 3. Strict Liabilityp. 37
3-1. Basis of Strict Liabilityp. 37
3-2. Animals, Statutory Strict Liabilityp. 39
3-3. Abnormally Dangerous Activitiesp. 42
3-4. Scope of Strict Liabilityp. 51
Chapter 4. Liability for Negligent Conductp. 54
4-1. Standards of Conduct: Of Risks and Reasonable Personsp. 54
4-2. Sources of Standards of Conductp. 70
4-3. Proof of Negligencep. 78
4-4. Scope of Liability: Proximate or "Legal" Causep. 88
4-5. The Concept of Dutyp. 102
4-6. Degrees of Negligencep. 112
4-7. Willful and Wanton Misconductp. 116
Chapter 5. Defenses to Negligence Liabilityp. 120
5-1. Contributory Negligencep. 120
5-2. Comparative Negligencep. 125
5-3. Imputed Contributory Negligencep. 129
5-4. Assumption of Riskp. 131
5-5. Mitigation of Damages and Avoidable Consequencesp. 141
5-6. Statutes of Limitations and Reposep. 142
Chapter 6. Liability for Intentional Misconductp. 145
6-1. Intentp. 145
6-2. Batteryp. 149
6-3. Assaultp. 151
6-4. False Imprisonmentp. 153
6-5. Intentional or Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distressp. 156
6-6. Trespass to Landp. 161
6-7. Chattelsp. 167
Chapter 7. Defenses to Liability for Intentional Misconductp. 178
7-1. In Generalp. 178
7-2. Consentp. 180
7-3. Defense of Self and Othersp. 185
7-4. Defense and Recovery of Propertyp. 188
7-5. Necessityp. 193
7-6. Authority of Lawp. 195
7-7. Disciplinep. 198
Chapter 8. Special Liability Rules for Particular Activitiesp. 200
8-1. Introductionp. 200
A. Owners and Occupiers of Land
8-2. Liability to Persons Off the Premisesp. 201
8-3. Trespassing Adultsp. 205
8-4. Trespassing Childrenp. 212
8-5. Licensees and Inviteesp. 220
8-6. Rejection of Categoriesp. 232
8-7. Lessorsp. 234
8-8. Vendors and Vendeesp. 242
B. Products Liability
8-9. An Overview of Products Liabilityp. 245
C. Employers, Employees and Contractors
8-10. Vicarious Liabilityp. 261
8-11. Employeesp. 263
8-12. Independent Contractorsp. 270
8-13. Employer's Liability to Employee; Workers' Compensationp. 276
8-14. Railroad Employeesp. 283
8-15. Maritime Employeesp. 286
D. Automobiles
8-16. Special Automobile Liability Rulesp. 291
8-17. Automobile Accident Compensationp. 296
E. Other Special Liability Rules
8-18. Medical and Other Professional Negligence ("Malpractice")p. 308
8-19. Nuisance and Environmental Lawp. 311
8-20. Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distressp. 326
8-21. Prenatal Harmp. 332
8-22. Alcoholic Beveragesp. 335
8-23. Interference With Federal Constitutional Rightsp. 337
Chapter 9. Damages for Physical Harmp. 346
9-1. Compensatory Damagesp. 346
9-2. Consequential Damagesp. 358
9-3. Punitive Damagesp. 362
9-4. Allocation Among Tortfeasorsp. 368
Part III. Tort and Contract
Chapter 10. Tort and Contractp. 381
10-1. Parties to the Contractp. 381
10-2. Liability to Third Persons Not Parties to the Contractp. 385
Part IV. Immunities
Chapter 11. Immunitiesp. 391
11-1. Government and Its Employeesp. 391
11-2. Charitiesp. 402
11-3. Spouses, Parents and Childrenp. 405
Part V. Survival and Wrongful Death
Chapter 12. Survival and Wrongful Deathp. 411
12-1. Survival of Tort Actionsp. 411
12-2. Wrongful Deathp. 415
12-3. Wrongful Death: Beneficiaries and Damagesp. 420
12-4. Wrongful Death: Defensesp. 428
Part VI. Injuries To Other Interests
Chapter 13. Defamationp. 433
13-1. Defamationp. 433
13-2. Libel and Slanderp. 438
13-3. Publicationp. 440
13-4. Faultp. 442
13-5. Defensesp. 445
13-6. Damagesp. 453
Chapter 14. Privacyp. 456
14-1. In Generalp. 456
14-2. Appropriationp. 457
14-3. Unreasonable Intrusionp. 458
14-4. Public Disclosure of Private Factsp. 459
14-5. False Light in the Public Eyep. 460
Chapter 15. Misrepresentation and Nondisclosurep. 462
15-1. Remedies for Misrepresentationp. 462
15-2. Basis of Liabilityp. 467
15-3. Scope of Liabilityp. 474
15-4. Representation and Nondisclosurep. 480
15-5. Reliancep. 483
15-6. Opinion, Prediction, and Intentionp. 486
15-7. Damages for Misrepresentationp. 492
Indexp. 497

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