The law of torts

Glannon, Joseph W., author

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  • Creator Joseph W. Glannon, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Fifth edition
    • New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2015]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 679 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 1454850116, 9781454850113
  • OCLC ocn897510764


  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Fundamental protection: The tort of battery -- The action for assaul: A tort ahead of its time -- Protecting the right of possession: Trespass to land -- Dueling remedies: Trespass to chattels and conversion -- False imprisonment: Protecting freedom of movement -- The far side of the coin: Classic defenses to intentional torts -- That odious character: The reasonable person -- Borrowing standards of care: Violation of statute as negligence -- A phrase in latin : Res Ipsa Loquitur -- Reconstructing history: Determining "cause in fact" -- Risks reconsidered: Complex issues in establishing factual cause -- Drawing a line somewhere: Proximate cause -- The elusive element of duty: Two principles in search of an exception -- Vicarious displeasure: Claims for indirect infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium -- Caveat actor: Strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities -- Strict products liability: Basic theories of recovery -- More products liability: Common "defenses" to strict products liability claims -- Personal injury damages: The elements of compensation -- Compensating somebody: Wrongful death and survival actions -- Some legal anatomy: Thinking like a tort lawyer -- Joint and several liability: The classic rules -- Honor among thieves: Basic principles of contribution -- Please pass the liability: Respondeat superior and nondelegable duties -- The once and future defense: Assumption of the risk -- Casting the second stone: Comparative negligence -- The fracturing of the common law: Loss allocation in the comparative negligence era -- The pot at the end of the rainbow: Analyzing torts issues on an essay exam -- Dandelions in the bluebook garden: Six classic exam writing mistakes -- Practice makes perfect: Examples and explanations
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