Torts in a nutshell /

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Author / Creator:Kionka, Edward J., 1939-
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:St. Paul, Minn. : West Pub., 1992.
Description:[xiv], 449 p. ; 19 cm.
Language:English
Series:Nutshell series
Subject:Torts -- United States.
Torts.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1313926
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ISBN:0314930493
Notes:Includes index.
Table of Contents:
  • Table of Cases
  • Part I.. Introduction
  • Chapter 1.. Prologue: Origins, Objectives, and Overviews of Tort Liability
  • 1-1.. The Definitional Dilemma
  • 1-2.. Functions, Goals and Justifications of Tort Law
  • 1-3.. The Evolution of Tort Concepts and Remedies
  • 1-4.. The Roles of Judges and Juries
  • Chapter 2.. Cause in Fact
  • 2-1.. Cause in Fact (R. 430-34)
  • Part II.. Physical Harm
  • Chapter 3.. Strict Liability
  • 3-1.. Basis of Strict Liability
  • 3-2.. Animals, Statutory Strict Liability
  • 3-3.. Abnormally Dangerous Activities
  • 3-4.. Scope of Strict Liability
  • Chapter 4.. Liability for Negligent Conduct
  • 4-1.. Standards of Conduct: Of Risks and Reasonable Persons
  • 4-2.. Sources of Standards of Conduct
  • 4-3.. Proof of Negligence
  • 4-4.. Scope of Liability: Proximate or "Legal" Cause
  • 4-5.. The Concept of Duty
  • 4-6.. Degrees of Negligence
  • 4-7.. Willful and Wanton Misconduct
  • Chapter 5.. Defenses to Negligence Liability
  • 5-1.. Contributory Negligence
  • 5-2.. Comparative Negligence
  • 5-3.. Imputed Contributory Negligence
  • 5-4.. Assumption of Risk
  • 5-5.. Mitigation of Damages and Avoidable Consequences
  • 5-6.. Statutes of Limitations and Repose
  • Chapter 6.. Liability for Intentional Misconduct
  • 6-1.. Intent
  • 6-2.. Battery
  • 6-3.. Assault
  • 6-4.. False Imprisonment
  • 6-5.. Intentional or Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • 6-6.. Trespass to Land
  • 6-7.. Chattels
  • Chapter 7.. Defenses to Liability for Intentional Misconduct
  • 7-1.. In General
  • 7-2.. Consent
  • 7-3.. Defense of Self and Others
  • 7-4.. Defense and Recovery of Property
  • 7-5.. Necessity
  • 7-6.. Authority of Law
  • 7-7.. Discipline
  • Chapter 8.. Special Liability Rules for Particular Activities
  • 8-1.. Introduction
  • A.. Owners and Occupiers of Land
  • 8-2.. Liability to Persons Off the Premises
  • 8-3.. Trespassing Adults
  • 8-4.. Trespassing Children
  • 8-5.. Licensees and Invitees
  • 8-6.. Rejection of Categories
  • 8-7.. Lessors
  • 8-8.. Vendors and Vendees
  • B.. Products Liability
  • 8-9.. An Overview of Products Liability
  • C.. Employers, Employees and Contractors
  • 8-10.. Vicarious Liability
  • 8-11.. Employees
  • 8-12.. Independent Contractors
  • 8-13.. Employer's Liability to Employee; Workers' Compensation
  • 8-14.. Railroad Employees
  • 8-15.. Maritime Employees
  • D.. Automobiles
  • 8-16.. Special Automobile Liability Rules
  • 8-17.. Automobile Accident Compensation
  • E.. Other Special Liability Rules
  • 8-18.. Medical and Other Professional Negligence ("Malpractice")
  • 8-19.. Nuisance and Environmental Law
  • 8-20.. Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • 8-21.. Prenatal Harm
  • 8-22.. Alcoholic Beverages
  • 8-23.. Interference With Federal Constitutional Rights
  • Chapter 9.. Damages for Physical Harm
  • 9-1.. Compensatory Damages
  • 9-2.. Consequential Damages
  • 9-3.. Punitive Damages
  • 9-4.. Allocation Among Tortfeasors
  • Part III.. Tort and Contract
  • Chapter 10.. Tort and Contract
  • 10-1.. Parties to the Contract
  • 10-2.. Liability to Third Persons Not Parties to the Contract
  • Part IV.. Immunities
  • Chapter 11.. Immunities
  • 11-1.. Government and Its Employees
  • 11-2.. Charities
  • 11-3.. Spouses, Parents and Children
  • Part V.. Survival and Wrongful Death
  • Chapter 12.. Survival and Wrongful Death
  • 12-1.. Survival of Tort Actions
  • 12-2.. Wrongful Death
  • 12-3.. Wrongful Death: Beneficiaries and Damages
  • 12-4.. Wrongful Death: Defenses
  • Part VI.. Injuries To Other Interests
  • Chapter 13.. Defamation
  • 13-1.. Defamation
  • 13-2.. Libel and Slander
  • 13-3.. Publication
  • 13-4.. Fault
  • 13-5.. Defenses
  • 13-6.. Damages
  • Chapter 14.. Privacy
  • 14-1.. In General
  • 14-2.. Appropriation
  • 14-3.. Unreasonable Intrusion
  • 14-4.. Public Disclosure of Private Facts
  • 14-5.. False Light in the Public Eye
  • Chapter 15.. Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure
  • 15-1.. Remedies for Misrepresentation
  • 15-2.. Basis of Liability
  • 15-3.. Scope of Liability
  • 15-4.. Representation and Nondisclosure
  • 15-5.. Reliance
  • 15-6.. Opinion, Prediction, and Intention
  • 15-7.. Damages for Misrepresentation
  • Index