California Torts

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9780820511160: California Torts
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This set covers the current state of tort law, as well as analysis of unsettled areas, including: negligence; effect of workers' compensation law; medical, legal and other professional malpractice; intentional torts; wrongful termination; discrimination and harassment; public entity liability and claims procedure; insurance claims; and more. California Torts highlights the newly emerging areas of tort liability, such as potential liability for intentional or negligent interference with business or contractual relationships, unjust dismissal, and "bad faith" in a variety of commercial contexts. The most in-depth and sweeping treatment of California tort law provides detailed discussion of virtually all theories of tort liability and defenses. Regularly updated to keep you abreast of this volatile area, the set covers the current state of the law, as well as analysis of unsettled legal issues. Topics covered include: Negligence Strict liability for injuries caused by animals and hazardous activities Vicarious liability, joint liability, and conspiracy Effect of workers' compensation law Premises liability, including landlord-tenant tort liability Nuisance and trespass Motor vehicle tort liability Medical, legal, and other professional malpractice Business torts, including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, wrongful termination of employment, discrimination and harassment, trade libel, slander of title, and related topics Intentional torts, including assault, battery, false imprisonment Malicious prosecution and abuse of process Defamation and invasion of privacy Wrongful death and loss of consortium Public entity liability and claims procedures Damages recoverable in tort actions Indemnity Settlement and release Procedural considerations, including statutes of limitations and discovery Insurance claims

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