Tort Law,
6th Edition

J. Stanley Edwards, J.D.

ISBN-13: 9781285448046 | ISBN-10: 1285448049

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 752 pages

List Price USD $.00


Prepare for your future career with TORT LAW, Sixth Edition. Engaging and easy-to-read, this practical book helps you develop the principles of tort law you need for a successful career as a paralegal. The book provides cases, hypothetical situations, and internet references to help you build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. "Practice Pointers" and "Practical Ponderables" introduce you to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits.

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Meet the Authors

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J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975. Although he started out as a patent attorney, he has been a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his late wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He was a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona. He has also practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and is an inactive member of the State Bar of Colorado.

  • The text has been revised and modernized to discuss the latest developments in tort law.
  • Updated Internet references ensure that students are equipped with the most up-to-date tools and information.
  • Updated cases demonstrate how tort concepts and principles are applied in the real world today.
  • "Tort Teasers" challenge students to discuss the variables of a case and consider a variety of potential resolutions.
  • "Local Links," "Internet Inquires," and "Net News" connect students with rules and practices unique to their jurisdiction and acquaint them with useful online legal resources and information about Tort Law.
  • "Practice Pointers" and "Practical Ponderables" introduce students to practical skills, such as drafting pleadings, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits.
  • An extensive practice exam in every chapter helps students gauge their understanding of the material. Answers to all practice exams (over 1,000 practice exam questions) are provided in Appendix A.
  • "Putting It into Practice," exercises, review questions, and practice exams require students to apply key concepts and test their understanding of key principles.

Table of Contents

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1. Overview of Tort Law.
2. Overview of a Tort Case.
3. Intentional Torts.
4. Negligence: Duty.
5. Negligence: Breach of Duty.
6. Negligence: Causation.
7. Negligence: Damages.
8. Negligence: Defenses.
9. Malpractice.
10. Misrepresentation, Nuisance, and Other Torts.
11. Strict Liability.
12. Product Liability.
13. Defamation and Related Torts.
14. Vicarious Liability.
15. Joint Liability.
16. Tort Reform.
17. Automobile Insurance.
18. Bad Faith.
19. Workers' Compensation.
Appendix A: Suggested Responses to "Putting It into Practice" Exercises and Answers to Practice Exams.
Appendix B: Interviewing.
Appendix C: Overview of Insurance.

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