The Glannon guide to torts : learning torts through multiple-choice questions and analysis /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hasen, Richard L.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Wolters Kluwer, 2016
Edition:Third edition
Series:Glannon Guides Series
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Table of Contents:
  • A very short introduction
  • Torts basics : the prima facie case and affirmative defenses
  • Physical invasions : (Harmful) battery, purposeful infliction of bodily harm, trespass to land, trepass to chattels, and conversion
  • Emotional and dignitary torts : assault, offensive battery, and false imprisonment
  • Affirmative defenses to intentional torts
  • Intentional tort frontiers : intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Introduction to negligence : corrective justice, efficiency, and the choice between strict liability and negligence
  • Breach : the reasonalble person standard
  • More ways of proving breach : custom, negligence Per Se, and Res Ipsa Louitur
  • Affirmative defenses to negligence : contributory negligence, comparative negligence, and assumption of risk
  • Basic duty rules : foreseeable plaintiffs, the sports cases, and risk creation
  • More duty rules : special relationships, landowners, and negligent infliction of emotional distress
  • Actual cause : "But for" causation, its complications, and exceptions
  • Proximate cause : policy limitations on the scope of liability
  • From traditional strict liability to strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities
  • Nuisance
  • Vicarious liability
  • The prima facie case for products liability torts
  • Products liability torts defenses, including preemption
  • Compensatory damages
  • Mitigation, offsetting benefits, and collateral sources
  • Joint and several liability
  • Punitive damages and their constitutional limtations
  • Closing closers