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Torts: Personal Injury Litigation, 5th Edition

  • includes Studyware (CD only)
  • William P. Statsky Thomas Edison State College
  • ISBN-10: 1401879624  |  ISBN-13: 9781401879624
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1995, 1990
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $184.25

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Overview

TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides relevant case studies that allow your students to examine important court opinions, driving interest and application.
  • Provides a comprehensive checklist for each major tort, offering your students a helpful overview of information.
  • Includes charts, drawings and other practical tools to increase your students' understanding of the material.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Tort Law and Practice.
Legal Analysis in Tort Law.
Fact Gathering in Tort Litigation.
Foreseeability in Tort Law.
Battery.
Assault.
False Imprisonment and False Arrest.
Misuse of Legal Process.
Infliction of Emotional Distress.
Conversion and Trespass to Chattels.
Strict Liability.
Negligence: A Summary.
Negligence: Element I: Duty.
Negligence: Element II: Breach of Duty (Unreasonableness).
Negligence: Element III: Proximate Cause.
Negligence: Element IV: Damages.
Negligence: Defenses.
Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice.
Products Liability.
Mass Tort Litigation.
Survival and Wrongful Death.
Torts Against and within the Family.
Torts Connected with Land.
Defamation.
Invasion of Privacy.
Misrepresentation, Tortious Interference, and Other Torts.
Additional Tort Defenses.
Workers' Compensation.
Settlement.
Appendix A: Resources on Tort Law.
Appendix B: Sample Accident Report Filed with Police.
Appendix C; Automobile Insurance.
Appendix D: Legal Nurse.
Appendix E: "Do You Seldomly Swear..."
Glossary.

What's New

  • StudyWare Student CD-ROM includes quizzing, case studies, and flashcards to help students better understand the content presented.
  • Specific learning objectives identify the goals of each chapter.
  • All of the substantive chapters now include a project that requires students to undertake an Internet research task pertaining to the main tort covered in each chapter.
  • "Check the Cite" element in all of the substantive chapters asks students to read and answer questions about an opinion that is available on the Internet.
  • "Ethics in a Personal Injury Practice" in every chapter presents a factual situation involving a paralegal in a personal injury practice and asks students to identify the ethical issues involved in the facts.

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ePack: Text + MindTap® Paralegal Instant Access

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ISBN-10:  1337068217 | ISBN-13:  9781337068215

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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401879632 | ISBN-13: 9781401879631)

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

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.

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months)Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285000560 | ISBN-13: 9781285000565)

MindTap Tort Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

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MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Statsky's Torts  (ISBN-10: 1285000579 | ISBN-13: 9781285000572)

MindTap Tort Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

List Price = $114.00  | CengageBrain Price = $114.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

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Essentials of Torts  (ISBN-10: 1401879640 | ISBN-13: 9781401879648)

Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, 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 and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today's students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts.

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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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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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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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Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on Angel Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133134246 | ISBN-13: 9781133134244)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months)Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285000560 | ISBN-13: 9781285000565)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Paralegal resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Statsky's Torts  (ISBN-10: 1285000579 | ISBN-13: 9781285000572)

MINDTAP TORT LAW is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap Tort Law guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. TORT LAW is an introduction to areas of law common to many legal practices as well as: Analyze a client's tort problem by gathering facts and conducting preliminary analysis. Analyze the elements of an intentional tort cause of action and defenses. Analyze the elements of a negligence cause of action. Analyze the elements of a strict liability cause of action. Identify tort defenses to assert an argument against a claim. Draft documents related to tort litigation.

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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.

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

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

Essentials of Torts  (ISBN-10: 1401879640 | ISBN-13: 9781401879648)

Ideal for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition provides a practical, relevant, and comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation and provides you with everything you need to know in a concise format. Topics such as the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability are included to demonstrate how current events apply to what you are learning. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts.

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

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

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

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

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.).