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Torts Stories

  • Edition : 1st ed., 2003
  • Author(s) : Rabin, Sugarman
    • ISBN: 9781587785030
    • SKU: 50359
    • Condition: New
    • Format: Paperback


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This study aid provides a student with an understanding of ten leading torts cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in a first-year torts course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

Table of Contents includes:
United States v. Carroll Towing Co.: The Hand Formula's Home Port
MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co.: Simplifying the Facts While Reshaping the Law
Rowland v. Christian: Hallmark of an Expansionary Era
Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California: The Therapist's Dilemma
The Wagon Mound Cases: Foreseeability, Causation, and Mrs. Palsgraf
Hymowitz v. Eli Lilly and Co.: Markets of Mothers
Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co.: While the Timorous Stay at Home, the Adventurous Ride the Flopper
Rylands v. Fletcher: Tort Law's Conscience
Escola v. Coca Cola Bottling Co.: Strict Products Liability Unbound
Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co.: Liability for Harm Caused by Necessity