Nutshell: Torts


Nutshell: Torts

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One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: origins and objectives of tort liability; cause in fact; strict liabiliy; liability for negligent conduct: standards of conduct, risks and reasonable persons, sources of standards of conduct, proof of negligence, proximate cause and duty; defenses to negligence liability; liability for intentional misconduct: intent, battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and trespass; defenses to liability for intentional misconduct; owners and occupiers of land; products liabiliy; employers, employees and contractors; automobiles; medical and other professional negligence; nuisance; negligent infliction of emotional distress; prenatal harm; alcoholic beverages; interference with Fedral constitutional rights; damages for physical harm: compensatory damages, consequential damages, punitive damages and allocation among tortfeasors; tort and contract; immunities; survival and wrongful death; defamation; privacy; and misrepresentation and nondisclosure.

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