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This casebook explores the law of remedies, and several features distinguish it from other leading casebooks. This book treats equity as a vital part of modern law. It has extensive coverage of unjust enrichment and restitution. It makes ample use of historical and empirical materials. And the book uses the pedagogically innovative technique of illustrating many remedial principles in both a tort context and a contract context. Although there is somewhat more emphasis on private law in this book, the latest edition includes a new chapter on "Remedies Against the Government," which introduces suits against government officers, Bivens, qualified immunity, and structural injunctions. The book is named for three of the previous editors: James Barr Ames, Zechariah Chafee, Jr., and Edward D. Re.

Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/15/2017

Emily Sherwin, Cornell University Law School

Samuel Bray, Notre Dame Law School


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This edition of the casebook includes a new chapter on "Remedies Against the Government," which introduces students to suits against government officers, Bivens, and qualified immunity, as well as providing additional coverage of structural injunctions. There are also several new cases on equity and injunctions, as well as refinements to the book’s treatment of legal and equitable restitutionary remedies, the declaratory judgment, equitable ripeness, the maxims of equity, contempt, the merger of law and equity, and liquidated damages. The new edition discusses recent federal case law on the test for preliminary injunctions, injunctions that require new elections, and laches, and it takes account of the stylistic revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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