This leading casebook covers all major aspects of tort law with expertly edited cases and original text. The principal focus of this book is the law of negligence, strict liability, and no-fault legislation as alternative approaches to compensating the victims of accidental harm and creating optimal incentives for safety. The chapter on intentional torts has been restructured to facilitate its use to start off the course for those instructors desiring to do so. The book also includes comprehensive chapters on products liability, damages and insurance, defamation, privacy, economic torts, and a revamped and updated chapter on alternatives to tort law, including the “tort reforms” of the past half century. Notes and questions following principal cases are designed to supplement students’ knowledge about the subject matter of the case and related areas as well as to encourage them to think critically about judicial opinions and tort policy. This Eleventh Edition reflects evolving developments in recent case law and legislative activity, as well as materials and commentary ranging from the soon-to-be completed Third Restatement project on Intentional Torts to continuing tort issues arising from the Internet to important civil justice issues of the day.

The Teacher’s Manual for the Eleventh Edition contains additional hypotheticals for use in class. We will provide adopters with PowerPoint slides that can be used in the classroom, keyed to specific coverage areas in the text. We will also make available short answer and multiple-choice quiz questions that instructors can use for weekly quizzes to enable student to reinforce what they learn in class.


Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 05/07/2021

Marc A. Franklin, Stanford Law School

Robert L. Rabin, Stanford Law School

Michael D. Green, Wake Forest University School of Law

Mark A. Geistfeld, New York University School of Law

Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School

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The Eleventh Edition reflects evolving developments in recent case law and legislative activity, as well as materials and commentary ranging from the soon-to-be completed Third Restatement project on Intentional Torts to continuing tort issues arising from the Internet to important civil justice issues of the day.

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