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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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Remedies for Torts, Breach of Contract, and Equitable Wrongs

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Tomorrow's Torts: Advanced Comparative Perspectives

ISBN13: 9781876905378
To be Published: September 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00

With a focus strongly on invasion of dignitary interests and/or rights, the book stresses the dynamic nature of tort law and its capacity to respond to social change in a variety of ways, and invites students to consider the mechanisms by which this may happen, including interaction with legislation and international conventions.

Tomorrow’s Torts aims to:

  • give students an opportunity to explore topics which are not covered in basic Torts courses, such as defamation
  • take an in depth look at important areas like negligence in specific contexts, such as medical malpractice
  • examine emerging torts or novel applications for existing torts, such as in the areas of privacy, sexual injury including harassment and stalking
  • explore toxic torts including tobacco litigation and various pharmaceutical/therapeutic products which have been the subject of mass tort claims or class actions.

Students are encouraged to adopt a creative, comparative and critical perspective, and to think about how the law of torts might look in the future, as well as to master the current law. Tomorrow’s Torts is a collection of commentary and materials suitable for use in upper level undergraduate or postgraduate Law courses, drawn from Canada, the UK, New Zealand, USA, Australia and other jurisdictions.

Tort Law
1. Elements of Defamation, Freedom of Speech
2. Defences to Defamation, Remedies
3. Human Rights and Tort: Privacy
4. Privacy (Continued)
5. Sexual Injury: Harassment, Nuisance, Wilkinson v Downton
6. Sexual Injury: Abuse/Incest, Battery, Fiduciary Duty, Liability of Third Parties
7. Schools/Workplaces: Negligence – Bullying
8. Schools: Negligence – Educational Malpractice
9. Wrongful Life, Wrongful Birth, Duties to Unborn
10. Toxic Torts: Therapeutic Goods. DES Cases, Prenatal and Preconception Injury, Novel Theories of Causation
11. Toxic Torts: Consumer Goods. Tobacco Litigation, Addiction and Volenti, Ethical Issues for Lawyers
12: Toxic Torts: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Ethical Issues, Future Trends