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Essentials of Torts, 3rd Edition

  • William P. Statsky Thomas Edison State College
  • ISBN-10: 1401879640  |  ISBN-13: 9781401879648
  • 408 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1994
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting material, this book focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS includes topics that are relevant for today's readers such as the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter to clarify important concepts and reinforce difficult material.

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Features and Benefits

  • In order to give students an important overview of material as well as a valuable on-the-job refresher, a checklist of definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references are included for each major tort presented.
  • Comprehensive coverage in a shorter format makes this text a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law.
  • Examples are used extensively to highlight critical doctrines and practices.
  • Assignments that ask students to apply concepts to a particular fact situation are included within most chapters.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Tort Law and Practice.
2. Foreseeability In Tort Law.
3. Battery.
4. Assault.
5. False Imprisonment and False Arrest.
6. Misuse of Legal Proceedings.
7. Infliction of Emotional Distress.
8. Conversion and Trespass to Chattels.
9. Strict Liability.
10. Negligence: A Summary.
11. Negligence: Element I: Duty.
12. Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty (Unreasonableness).
13. Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause.
14. Negligence: Element IV: Damages.
15. Negligence: Defenses.
16. Products Liability.
17. Survival and Wrongful Death.
18. Torts Against and Within the Family.
19. Torts Connected with Land.
20. Defamation.
21. Invasion of Privacy.
22. Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts.
23. Additional Tort Defenses.
24. Workers' Compensation.
Appendix: Automobile Insurance.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • The text has been updated to include topics relevant to today's students such as tort liability, the Internet, 9/11, and terrorism.
  • Chapter objectives, margin definitions, helpful websites, and review questions have been added to enhance student understanding and mastery of the material.
  • Visual aids, such as charts and exhibits, have been updated in order to clarify and reinforce difficult concepts.
  • "Ethics in a Torts Practice" feature in every chapter asks the student to read a fact situation and identify ethical problems that may exist.
  • The comprehensive charts on each of the major torts (Definitions, Relationships, Paralegal Roles, and Research References) have been moved from the beginning of the discussion of the tort to the conclusion of the discussion.
  • Paralegal CourseMate with additional learning tools and an interactive eBook.

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ISBN-10: 1285263499  | ISBN-13: 9781285263496

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111137870 | ISBN-13: 9781111137878)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching options, such as lecture ideas and suggestions for using selected assignments, answers to Ethics in a Torts Practice, and Review Questions, and a comprehensive testbank with answer key. Available via www.cengage.com/community/paralegal.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111137862 | ISBN-13: 9781111137861)

The Instructor Resources CD-Rom includes: Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in ExamView, and Customizable PowerPoint™ Presentations.

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Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111164490X | ISBN-13: 9781111644901)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401879659 | ISBN-13: 9781401879655)

Serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement. Available via www.cengage.com/community/paralegal.

Family Law: The Essentials  (ISBN-10: 1401848273 | ISBN-13: 9781401848279)

This is the essentials version of the market leader in family law (Statsky's Family Law, 4th, West, 1996). It is a briefer, less expensive paperback text ideal for shorter courses or for courses that supplement a paperback with state-specific material. Chapters 2-5, most of Chapter 1, all cases, appendices, and assignments that require library research have been eliminated in this version to provide concise, accurate coverage with an emphasis on practical paralegal skills and techniques. State-specific supplements are also available for Texas, New York, California, and Florida. ALSO AVAILABLE California ISBN: 0-314-20594-2 Florida ISBN: 0-314-20595-0 New York ISBN: 0-314-20596-9 Texas ISBN: 0-314-20597-7 Study Guide ISBN: 0-314-20838-0 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructors Manual(with Test Bank), ISBN: 0-314-20794-5

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Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

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Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

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Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

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The California Paralegal  (ISBN-10: 1418012947 | ISBN-13: 9781418012946)

The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

The Ohio Paralegal  (ISBN-10: 141801298X | ISBN-13: 9781418012984)

The Ohio Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of Ohio. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.

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Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111164506X | ISBN-13: 9781111645069)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111645078 | ISBN-13: 9781111645076)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

List Price = $37.00  | CengageBrain Price = $37.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.00

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111164490X | ISBN-13: 9781111644901)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Family Law: The Essentials  (ISBN-10: 1401848273 | ISBN-13: 9781401848279)

This is the essentials version of the market leader in family law (Statsky's Family Law, 4th, West, 1996). It is a briefer, less expensive paperback text ideal for shorter courses or for courses that supplement a paperback with state-specific material. Chapters 2-5, most of Chapter 1, all cases, appendices, and assignments that require library research have been eliminated in this version to provide concise, accurate coverage with an emphasis on practical paralegal skills and techniques. State-specific supplements are also available for Texas, New York, California, and Florida. ALSO AVAILABLE California ISBN: 0-314-20594-2 Florida ISBN: 0-314-20595-0 New York ISBN: 0-314-20596-9 Texas ISBN: 0-314-20597-7 Study Guide ISBN: 0-314-20838-0 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructors Manual(with Test Bank), ISBN: 0-314-20794-5

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

The California Paralegal  (ISBN-10: 1418012947 | ISBN-13: 9781418012946)

The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

The Ohio Paralegal  (ISBN-10: 141801298X | ISBN-13: 9781418012984)

The Ohio Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of Ohio. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William P. Statsky

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).