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Understanding Torts, Seventh Edition

by John L. Diamond, Lawrence C. Levine, Anita Bernstein

2023, 456 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-5310-2343-0


Understanding Torts

Sixth Edition

by John L. Diamond, Lawrence C. Levine, Anita Bernstein

Tags: Law School Study Aids, Practitioner Resources, Torts, Understanding Series

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406 pp  $53.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-0975-5
eISBN 978-1-5310-0976-2

This Understanding treatise is the perfect complement to first-year tort courses and is suitable for use with any tort casebook. Concise and authoritative, Understanding Torts features:

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of intentional torts, privileges, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, joint and several liability, damages, strict liability, products liability, economic torts, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation, and invasion of privacy;
  • Judicious use of footnotes to provide full, but not overwhelming, primary and secondary support for textual propositions;
  • Clear organization and writing to enhance understanding of basic concepts and major cases covered in a torts course; and
  • In-depth analysis of topics that generate the greatest confusion and controversy.

This edition includes explanation and analysis of new Restatement (Third) Intentional Tort provisions including battery, assault, false imprisonment, and transferred intent as well as proposed new Intentional Economic Tort provisions. The text also includes United States Supreme Court developments limiting punitive damages and other new case law.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.