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Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 492 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Subject:Torts -- United States.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12599144
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Other authors / contributors:Madden, M. Stuart, 1948- editor.
ISBN:9780511610639 (ebook)
9780521851367 (hardback)
9780521616805 (paperback)
Notes:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Feb 2016).
Summary:Independent of criminal or contract law, Tort law provides individuals and groups with redress for injury to every dimension of life from physical injury, to property damage, to personal insult. Over past decades no body of law within the civil justice system has experienced greater ferment than the law of Torts. In the US, state courts, federal courts, and the Supreme Court have all been active in the development of Tort policy. This edited collection comprises scholarship from many of today's most influential contributors regarding Torts and Compensation Systems scholarship. Topics include an investigation of the original stimuli for tort-type norms from ancient times onwards, a provocative analysis of five tort landmarks from MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co. to United States v. Carroll Towing Co, and a frank assessment of the limitations of torts within broader compensation systems goals.
Other form:Print version: 9780521851367
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Tort Law in the New Millennium: Past as Prologue
  • 7. Rebuilding the citadel: privity, causation, and freedom of contract
  • 8. Controlling the future of the common law by restatement
  • 9. Information shields in Tort Law
  • 10. The complexity of torts: the case of punitive damages
  • 11. The future of proportional liability: the lessons of toxic substance causation
  • Part IV. Torts in a Shrinking World
  • 12. Causation in products liability and exposure to toxic substances: a European view
  • 13. Collective rights and collective actions: examples of European and Latin American contributions
  • 1. Tort Law through time and culture: themes of economic efficiency
  • 2. Past as prelude: the legacy of five landmarks of twentieth-century injury law for the future of Torts
  • Part II. Compensation and Deterrence in the Modern World
  • 3. Twenty-first century insurance and loss distribution in Tort Law
  • 4. Beyond master-servant: a critique of vicarious liability
  • Part III. Duty Rules, Courts, and Torts
  • 5. The disintegration of duty
  • 6. Managing the negligence concept: respect for the rule of law