Tort law

Geistfeld, Mark

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  • Creator Mark A. Geistfeld
  • Format Books
  • Publication Austin : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, ©2008.
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  • Physical Details
    • xxviii, 414 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780735568280, 0735568286
  • OCLC ocn231947982

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-400) and index.

Contents

  • The historical development of tort law -- Function and principle -- The fundamental choice: negligence or strict liability? -- Negligence, strict liability, and the prominent rationales for tort liability -- Compensation as a unified rationale for tort liability -- The social construction of tort law -- The intentional torts -- Negligence liability -- Causation -- Multiple tortfeasors -- Defenses based on the plaintiff's conduct -- Strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities -- Strict products liability -- Damages -- Beyond tort law
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