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Torts: Cases and Problems is designed to be a book that is fun to teach and fun to read. The clear focus of the book is on the cases presented. There are problems throughout the book that invite discussion and analysis, but notes are minimal. Exciting recent and newsworthy cases have been added to many chapters rendering this book completely up-to-date on issues and developments that would be covered in any Torts course. The new cases include:
Chapter 2: Intentional Torts Zavala v. Walmart Stores, Inc. Yates v. John Marshall Law School
Chapter 3: Privileges Koffman v. Garnett CCH v. Philadelphia Phillies, Inc.
Chapter 4: Duty Chapa v. Traciers & Associates, Inc. Binns v. Westminster Memorial Park
Chapter 5: Negligence John B. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Chapter 6: Cause in Fact Georgia Pacific Corp. v. Bostic Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Chapter 7: Proximate Cause Hamblin v. State
Chapter 8: Multiple Defendants: Joint and Several Liability Banks v. Elks Club Pride of Tennessee Richards v. Badger Mutual Ins. Co.
Chapter 9: The Liability of Landowners Wrinkle v. Norman
Chapter 10: Damages State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Campbell
Chapter 11: The Wrongful Death and Survival Statutes Langan v. St. Vincent's Hospital of New York
Chapter 12: Strict Liability Dyer v. Maine Drilling and Blasting, Inc.
Chapter 13: Products Liability Powers v. Taser International, Inc. Freeman v. Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Mikolajczyk v. Ford Motor Company
Chapter 14: Defenses Patterson v. Sacramento City Unified School District Vinikoor v. Pedal Pennsylvania, Inc. Ford v. Polaris Industries, Inc.
Chapter 15: Toxic Torts Neal v. Dow Agrosciences LLC In re: Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litigation Phillips v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company v. United States
Chapter 21: Tortious Interference with Contract Walnut Street Associates, Inc., v. Brokerage Concepts, Inc.