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Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress 4E

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Fourth Edition 


John C.P. Goldberg
Harvard Law School

Anthony J. Sebok
Cardozo School of Law

Benjamin C. Zipursky 
Fordham University School of Law

2016. 1232 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-6820-0.

About the Book

The Fourth Edition of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress has been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law, including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts. The book also contains new “Check Your Understanding,” “Big Thing” and “Did You Know?” text boxes along with a new user-friendly page layout. A set of PowerPoint slides on core cases and topics has been added to provide additional support to instructors.

Hallmark features of Tort Law:
• Incredibly versatile, this text has been successfully adopted at a wide range of schools and can be taught from any intellectual or political perspective.
• Presenting tort law as a complex but coherent whole, giving students a clear sense of what tort law is and what it does.
• Grounded and pluralistic treatment recognizes the richness and diversity of the legal rules and concepts that make tort law what it is.
• Comprehensive case mix presents current and classic cases, exposing students to diverse decisions from jurisdictions around the country, from lower courts to state high courts.
• Progresses from negligence to intentional torts to products liability while permitting the professor to focus on an array of contemporary issues.
• Extraordinarily clear introductory text and notes after cases are routinely cited by students as highly accessible, illuminating and relevant.
• Exceptional support through a Teacher’s Manual that gives detailed accounts of all the main cases and the issues they raise.

Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition includes:
• The book contains new “Check Your Understanding,” “Big Think” and  “Did you Know?” text boxes that enable students to engage in self-assessment as they proceed through class.
• The book has also been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts.
• Chapter 4 has been substantially revised to provide enhanced treatment of actual causation issues, including toxic torts.
• New, user-friendly page layout features helpful photographs, illustrations, and original charts.

Preface / Sample Chapters