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The New Law of Torts Pack: Textbook and Casebook 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780195525083
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback, 2 Volumes
Price: £85.00

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In its third edition, The New Law of Torts Textbook continues to question whether foundational principles and policies of torts law, reflect the social and moral values of modern Australian society.

Living up to its name, this book has been up-dated with the latest legislative and judicial development as well as the recent major cases, reflecting the changing nature of tort law.This is an essential and accessible text as it provides a clear and succinct discussion of the interface between the statutory regime in each jurisdiction and the common law.

It comprehensively covers the law as it is applicable to the whole of Australia. The book has clearly delineated parts, sections and topics for each genus of torts (trespass, action on the case, statutory wrongs, etc), and each species (battery, assault, negligence, nuisance). Headings and sub-headings provide useful breaks in the text, and selected cases are used not only as authorities, but also as illustrations of principle and judicial reasoning.

The New Law of Torts Case Book is a collection of edited cases, designed as a companion to The New Law of Torts Textbook. It provides students with access to a carefully selected range of case extracts of seminal judgements that have created and shaped the modern law of torts, provides examples of judicial reasoning and illustrates approaches to doctrines that govern the interpretation and construction of statutes.

Cases extracted in this volume allow the readers to form their own opinions and perspectives on themes and issues presented in the textbook.

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Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction to the Law of Torts and Historical Overview
2. Damages
3. Survival Actions and Wrongful Death; Statutory Compensation Schemes

Part Two: Intentional Torts
4. Trespass to the Person (Battery and Negligent Trespass; Assault and False Imprisonment
5. Trespass to Land
6. Miscellaneous Intentional Torts of Action on the Case for Personal Injury
7. Deceit and Injurious Falsehood
8. Torts of Intentional Interference with Goods/Personal Property
9. Defences to Intentional Torts

Part Three: The Tort Of Negligence
10. Negligence: Duty of Care
11. Breach of Duty of Care
12. Causation and Proof of Breach
13. Remoteness of Damage

Part Four: Particular Categories of Case
14. Pure Nonfeasance (Pure Omissions)
15. Mental Harm: Liability for Negligently Occasioned Pure Psychiatric Injury
16. Pure Economic Loss

Part Five: Defences to Negligence
17. Defences to Negligence

Part Six: Strict-liability Torts
18. Public and Private Nuisance
19. Breach of Statutory Duty
20. Vicarious Liability and Non-delegable Duty of Care: Types of Liability

Part Seven: Defamation
21. Establishing Defamation
22. Defences and Remedies in Defamation Law