Torts Stories

Author: Robert L. Rabin,Stephen D. Sugarman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587785030

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Ideally suited as a supplement in a first-year torts course or as a text for an advanced seminar, Torts Stories provides an enriched understanding of ten leading torts cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. The publication provides students with an understanding of ten leading torts cases: United States v. Carroll Towing Co., the Hand Formula's Home Port; MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Simplifying the Facts while Reshaping the Law; Rowland v. Christian, Hallmark of an Expansionary Era; Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, The Therapist s Dilemma; The Wagon Mound Cases, Foreseeability, Causation, and Mrs. Palsgraf; Hymowitz v. Eli Lilly and Co., Markets of Mothers; Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co., While the Timorous Stay at Home, the Adventurous Ride the Flopper; Rylands v. Fletcher, Tort Law's Conscience; Esc

Criminal Law Stories

Author: Donna Coker,Robert Weisberg

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599414393

Category: Law

Page: 471

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This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

Tort Law in America

An Intellectual History

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195139655

Category: History

Page: 395

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This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since it became a discrete field.

Property Stories

Author: Gerald Korngold,Andrew P. Morriss

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599413754

Category: Law

Page: 434

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This title provides a law student with an enriched understanding of fifteen leading property cases. It focuses on how lawyers, judges, and policy factors shaped the litigation, and why the cases have attained noteworthy status. The volume is suitable for adoption as a supplement in a first-year property course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

Civil Procedure Stories

Author: Kevin M. Clermont

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599413471

Category: Law

Page: 555

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This book is a collaborative effort by fourteen law-school professors to provide a deeper understanding of the great civil procedure cases. The professors each wrote a short chapter on one of the cases, retelling the cases in their own voice and by their own method. Each chapter has a fairly consistent structure, with separate sections on: social and legal background of the case; factual background of the case; lower court proceedings in the case; final appellate disposition, including issues, decisions, reasons, and separate opinions; factual postscript to the case; immediate impact of the case on the development of the law (why the case is famous and when it became so); and continuing importance of the case today (why it is still a leading case).The accompanying website, http://civprostories.law.cornell.edu, serves as a research tool for students, academics, and practitioners. The poste

Constitutional Law Stories

Author: Michael C. Dorf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 561

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This publication provides a student with an understanding of 15 leading U.S. constitutional law cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in an introductory constitutional law course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887176

Category: Law

Page: 480

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This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.

Torts - A Wider View

Author: Stephen D. Sugarman

Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.

ISBN: 9781600422256

Category: Law

Page: 626

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Law students can master existing Tort doctrine from a careful reading of their casebooks. But many would welcome a "wider view." This book helps readers see the forest and not just the trees. Its four parts (and seventeen chapters) present: ideological, political, and historical perspectives on Torts; comparative law insights from other countries; alternative policy solutions to contemporary social problems not well handled by Torts; and explanations of how unduly complex Tort doctrines can be improved by being simplified. This book offers a unique set of supplemental readings for the 1L Torts course or for a seminar on Sugarman on Torts. Stephen D. Sugarman is the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at UC Berkeley Law School, where he has taught Torts since 1972. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Kyoto University Faculty of Law, the European University Institute, Kobe University School of Law, University College London Faculty of Law, the University of Paris, and the Law Faculty London School of Economics. He is the author of Doing Away with Personal Injury Law and co-author of Torts Stories.

The King of Torts

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 034553199X

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Washed-up public defender Clay Carter's latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Psychology of Tort Law

Author: Jennifer K. Robbennolt,Valerie P. Hans

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814724949

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Tort law regulates most human activities: from driving a car to using consumer products to providing or receiving medical care. Injuries caused by dog bites, slips and falls, fender benders, bridge collapses, adverse reactions to a medication, bar fights, oil spills, and more all implicate the law of torts. The rules and procedures by which tort cases are resolved engage deeply-held intuitions about justice, causation, intentionality, and the obligations that we owe to one another. Tort rules and procedures also generate significant controversy—most visibly in political debates over tort reform. The Psychology of Tort Law explores tort law through the lens of psychological science. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research and their own experiences teaching and researching tort law, Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans examine the psychological assumptions that underlie doctrinal rules. They explore how tort law influences the behavior and decision-making of potential plaintiffs and defendants, examining how doctors and patients, drivers, manufacturers and purchasers of products, property owners, and others make decisions against the backdrop of tort law. They show how the judges and jurors who decide tort claims are influenced by psychological phenomena in deciding cases. And they reveal how plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys resolve tort disputes in the shadow of tort law. Robbennolt and Hans here shed fascinating light on the tort system, and on the psychological dynamics which undergird its functioning.

Kings of Tort

Author: Alan Lange,Tom Dawson

Publisher: Pediment Group

ISBN: 9781597252768

Category: Law

Page: 288

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"Kings of Tort chronicles a tale of judicial bribery and political intrigue in Mississippi ... . It features the story of Dickie Scruggs, who was largely credited with bringing down Big Tobacco in the early 1990s. From his ascent to a net worth of nearly a billion dollars to his downfall stemming from his role in improperly influencing two local judges to influence cases involving fee disputes with other lawyers, the book documents how those in Scruggs's own trusted circle of tort barons turned on him and cooperated with federal authorities. It also shows the political influence he wielded with judges, attorneys general, and even his own brother-in-law, former US Senator Trent Lott" --

Perspectives on tort law

Author: Robert L. Rabin

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 417

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Bringing new institutional, feminist, and critical perspectives on the torts systems to this thorough revision of his successful reader, renowned torts scholar Robert Rabin gives your students interesting insight into the wide variety of views of modern tort law. Drawing on the most intellectually interesting contributions to literature, The new edition continues to offer a balance between classic articles by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard A. Posner, and Guido Calabresi, and contemporary selections focusing on new perspectives. The new perspectives include: institutional ('Expanding the Negligence Concept: Retreat from the Rule of Law' by James A. Henderson, Jr.) feminist ('Women, Mothers, And The Law of Fright' by Martha Chamallas with Linda K. Kerber) critical ('A Critique of Torts' by Richard L. Abel) The Fourth Edition also features a new chapter covering damages. Other changes include adding the role of liability insurance in tort litigation To The final chapter on no-fault alternatives To The present system. PERSPECTIVES ON TORT LAW, Fourth Edition, opens with four chapters on the rationale, history, process, and doctrine of tort law. Five subsequent chapters focus on the continuing process of reevaluation and change, including historical, moral, economic, and other perspectives. Whether you use this affordable paperback as a supplement to your torts seminar, you will want to incorporate Rabin's superb reader into your course. PERSPECTIVES ON TORT LAW, Fourth Edition, can give your students a deeper understanding of the torts process.

Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach

Author: Vincent R. Johnson

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1630447854

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This textbook is designed for use in upper-level law school courses. It reflects the belief that the most effective teaching materials for students beyond the first year of law school are centered on problems of the kind that lawyers face in practice. Other features of the book include: • Clear Narrative Text. The chapters in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach focus on five intriguing subjects which normally receive little attention in basic torts courses: misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, tortious interference, and injurious falsehood. In each chapter, the law is laid out in a clear narrative format, which quotes liberally from pertinent court opinions, statutes, and other sources. Because upper-level law students are already well acquainted with the American litigation process, each topic focuses primarily on operative rules and policies, and their application to particular fact situations. The text minimizes the procedural complexities of cases that have already been decided. • Fifty-Six Discussion Problems. The main instructional feature of Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the fifty-six discussion problems. Roughly every eight to ten pages, there is a problem for students to prepare in advance of class. A good answer requires a confident grasp of the rules, concepts, and principles addressed in the text or in basic law school courses. The problems, which test whether students have learned the assigned material, are designed to form the basis for classroom discussions. If a class meets twice a week over the course of a typical law school semester, each reading assignment is likely to include about fifteen to twenty pages of reading material and two discussion problems. Other advanced torts books have few or no discussion problems, or contain discussion problems only in some chapters. Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach is the only textbook that uses discussion problems as the principal teaching device for every topic in the book. • Preparation for Practicing Law in the 21st Century. Many of the problems in Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach are based on actual cases or stories in the news. With rare exceptions, the names have been changed. The facts in the problems often diverge from those which gave rise to the underlying disputes in order to raise questions important to the course. The discussion problems challenge students to explore how the law applies to the kinds of facts they will encounter in twenty-first century law practice. There is an abundance of citations to cases decided since 2000. The hypothetical scenarios are designed to help users of the book develop the problem-solving skills that effective lawyers need today. • Cutting-Edge Legal Issues in the Digital Age. Although the torts discussed in this book are ancient in origin, they are often on the front lines of litigation in the Digital Age. There are abundant references to issues raised by recent communications technology developments, including blogging, texting, and social networking. The book addresses numerous practical questions that Americans confront in contemporary life, such as the liability issues that arise from anonymous postings on the Internet or from corporate press releases designed to mislead investors. The eBook version of this title features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Indian Law Stories

Author: Carole E. Goldberg,Kevin K. Washburn,Philip P. Frickey

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599417295

Category: Law

Page: 627

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Indian Law Stories, penetrates the often complex and unfamiliar doctrine of federal Indian law, exposing the raw conflicts over sovereignty and property that shaped legal rulings. Fifteen distinguished authors describe gripping cases involving Indian nations over more than two centuries, each story emphasizing initiative in tribal communities and lawyering strategies that have determined the fate of nations.

Reaching the Bar

Stories of Women at All Stages of Their Law Career

Author: Robin Sax

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607145464

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Women account for 30% of the 1.14 million attorneys currently practicing in the U.S., and in 2007, 48% of all juris doctor degrees were awarded to women. Despite the growing appearance of women at the bar, the law is still a profession dominated by older white men. While some of the challenges an aspiring lawyer faces are the same regardless of gender, other issues are particular hurdles for woman attorneys. Reaching the Bar provides the perspectives of women lawyers to their peers and to women just getting started in their legal careers. From their first torts class to their final case studies, women at law have to make choices about what specialty degrees to pursue, whether or when to have children, and how they are going to respond to sexism in the workplace and the courtroom. These books provide a forum for women at all levels to describe and examine those choices Reaching the Bar features stories from each stage of a lawyer’s career – beginning with the law school students and clerks, through the corporate stages from junior associate to senior partner, then on to late-stage careers like judges or professors. Reaching the Bar blends inspirational, funny and dramatic stories, with the constant theme of seasoned women looking back at their experiences and sharing what they’ve learned.

Tort Law

A Modern Perspective

Author: Keith N. Hylton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316598497

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Tort Law: A Modern Perspective is an advanced yet accessible introduction to tort law for lawyers, law students, and others. Reflecting the way tort law is taught today, it explains the cases and legal doctrines commonly found in casebooks using modern ideas about public policy, economics, and philosophy. With an emphasis on policy rationales, Tort Law encourages readers to think critically about the justifications for legal doctrines. Although the topic of torts is specific, the conceptual approach should pay dividends to those who are interested broadly in regulatory policy and the role of law. Incorporating three decades of advancements in tort scholarship, Tort Law is the textbook for modern torts classrooms.

Tort Law

Cases, Perspectives, and Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422421708

Category: Torts

Page: 1045

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Election Law Stories

Author: Josh Douglas,Eugene Mazo

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634604338

Category: Election law

Page: 593

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One of the most dynamic fields in the legal academy now has its own Stories book. This title offers a rich and detailed account of the most significant cases in election law, including the landmark decisions of Reynolds v. Sims, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and Shelby County v. Holder. The book relies on a unique encapsulated approach to storytelling, as each of its authors surveys an important doctrinal area in the field through the telling of his or her story. The volume's thirteen cases concern the right to vote, redistricting and gerrymandering, campaign finance, and election administration. The book is suited for courses in the law of democracy at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.