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 new Liability for Economic Harm and Misuse of Legal Process provisions. It pays attention to technology as a source of change in tort law, providing numerous examples from recent decisions on conversion, trespass to chattel, products liability, privacy, and defamation.