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Overview

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.

William P. Statsky, Thomas Edison State College

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.).
  • 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.
  • Assignments that ask students to apply concepts to a particular fact situation are included within most chapters.
  • 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.
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.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 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.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 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: 9781111137861
The Instructor Resources CD-Rom includes: Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in ExamView, and Customizable PowerPoint™ Presentations.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645069
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. 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 exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645076
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. 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 exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111644901
Cengage Learning's Paralegal CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook.

FOR STUDENTS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 9781401879648
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.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 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.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 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.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 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.