Prosser, Wade, Schwartz, Kelly, and Partlett's Torts, Cases and Materials, 14th

Foundation Press
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University Casebook Series
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Through its excellence in scholarship, clarity, and ease of use, this casebook engages readers in critical thinking about tort law and its operation in modern social settings. It sets forth crisply-edited classic tort cases, new tort law trends, and nuances in developing case law that impact the law and its application in the real world. Principal cases are not discarded just for the sake of change but because new cases reflect important changes in the law and present current doctrine in insightful and highly effective ways. The casebook goes beyond judicial decisions and includes key tort centered legislation and comparative perspectives where relevant. The casebook encourages the student to understand the English and American common law foundations of Tort law and to debate modern trends within various policy prescriptions. Unbiased in its approach and organized in manageable sections of information, the casebook is a superb tool for productive and stimulating classroom debate.

The authors are an outstanding combination of respected scholars and practitioners. They have worked as a team since the 9th edition, published in 1994. Victor Schwartz was an Advisor on the first three sections of the Restatement (Third): Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, and Physical and Emotional Harm. David Partlett is presently an Advisor on two new Restatements relating to liability for intentional torts and for defamation and privacy just established.