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The forms and functions of tort law

Abraham, Kenneth S., 1946-

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  • Creator by Kenneth S. Abraham
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Fourth edition
    • New York, N.Y. : Foundation Press : Thomson Reuters, 2012
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 335 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781609300531, 160930053X
  • OCLC ocn780180643

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Nature and functions of tort law -- Intentional physical and emotional harm -- Negligence standard -- Proof of negligence -- Cause-in-fact -- Scope of liability: proximate cause -- Defenses based on plaintiff's conduct -- Strict liability and nuisance -- Products liability -- Damages -- Affirmative and limited duties -- Insurance, tort reform, and no-fault systems -- Reputational and dignitary harms: defamation and invasion of privacy -- Economic harms: misrepresentation and interference with contract or prospective contractual advantage
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