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Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress

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Third Edition

John C. P. Goldberg, Harvard University 
Anthony J. Sebok, Cardozo Law School 
Benjamin C. Zipursky, Fordham Law School

2012.  1150 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-0688-2.
With Teacherís Manual and PowerPoint.

About the Book

The Third Edition has been updated to expand treatment of the Third Torts Restatement and emerging case law pertaining to emotional distress, products liability, comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute. 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 Teacherís Manual that gives detailed accounts of all the main cases and the issues they raise.
Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes:
  • Expanded treatment of the Third Torts Restatement, and emerging case law pertaining to emotional distress, products liability, preemption, comparative tort law and the Alien Tort Statute.
  • Streamlined coverage of subjects including causation and products liability permits quick presentation or in-depth exploration. 
  • Reorganized Intentional Torts Chapter.
  • New PowerPoint slides on core cases and topics.