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Engaging and easy-to-read, TORT LAW, Sixth Edition teaches students the academic and practical principles of tort law needed for a successful career as a paralegal. Using cases, hypothetical situations, and internet references, students build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. "Practice Pointers" and "Practical Ponderables" introduce students to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions,and assembling trial exhibits.

J. Stanley Edwards, J.D.,

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.
  • Updated cases demonstrate how tort concepts and principles are applied in the real world today.
  • Updated Internet references ensure that students are equipped with the most up-to-date tools and information.
  • The text has been revised and modernized to discuss the latest developments in tort law.
  • "Putting It into Practice," exercises, review questions, and practice exams require students to apply key concepts and test their understanding of key principles.
  • "Tort Teasers" challenge students to discuss the variables of a case and consider a variety of potential resolutions.
  • "Practice Pointers" and "Practical Ponderables" introduce students to practical skills, such as drafting pleadings, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits.
  • "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.
  • 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.
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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