Tort Law

Tort Law

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This bookprovides readers with an extremely lucid, intelligent and lively overview of the entire law of tort. The rules and principles making up this area of the law are clearly set out and brought to life by considering how they apply in concrete situations. At the same time, key issues in the law of tort (such as, among many others, the scope of public authority liability in negligence, the effect of the law of defamation on freedom of speech, the scope and rationale of vicarious liability, and the scope of liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) are critically discussed in great more

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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 168 x 232 x 44mm | 1,401.61g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 027368678X
  • 9780273686781
  • 1,988,349

Table of contents

Part I: THE PROVINCE OF TORT LAW 1. What Is A Tort? 2. An Overview of Tort Law 3. Some Common Misconceptions About Tort Law Part II: TORTS "A. Negligence" Introduction 4. Established Duty Situations: The Legacy of Donoghue v. Stevenson 5. Established Duty Situations: The Principle in Hedley Byrne and Associated Principles 6. Established Duty Situations: Situations Giving Rise to a Duty to Rescue 7. Established Duty Situations: Status-Based Duty Situations 8. The Caparo Test 9. Breach of Duty B. Torts Involving the Infliction of Certain Kinds of Harm Introduction 10. Assault and Battery 11. False Imprisonment 12. Libel and Slander 13. The Tort in Wilkinson v. Downton 14. Harassment 15. Invasion of Privacy 16. Conversion 17. Trespass to Goods 18. Trespass to Land 19. Private Nuisance 20. Inducing a Breach of Contract C. Torts Involving the Intentional Infliction of Harm Introduction 21. Using Unlawful Means to Harm Another 22. The Tort in Quinn v. Leathem D. Torts Involving the Deception of Others Introduction 23. Deceit 24. Malicious Falsehood 25. Passing Off E. Torts Involving the Misuse of Power Introduction 26. Malicious Prosecution 27. Misfeasance in Public Office F. Torts Involving the Breach of A Statutory Duty 28. Basic Principles 29. Examples of Such Torts Part III: REMEDIES A. Compensatory Damages: Basic Principles Introduction 30. Limits on the Right to Sue 31. Causation 32. Actionability 33. Quantification of Loss 34. Reduction in Liability B. Compensatory Damages: Third Parties Introduction 35. Liability to Third Parties 36. Vicarious Liability C. Non-Compensatory Damages Introduction 37. Nominal Damages 38. Aggravated Damages 39. Exemplary Damages 40. Restitutionary Damages 41. Damages for Conversion D. Remedies Designed to Prevent Someone Committing a Tort 42. Injunction 43. Specific Restitution of Goods Part IV: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF COMPENSATION Introduction 44. The Human Rights Act 1998 45. Liability for Dangerous Things 46. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 47. Public Nuisance 48. The Competition Act 1998 49. Loss Compensation Schemesshow more

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