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Tomorrow's Torts: Advanced Comparative Perspectives


ISBN13: 9781876905378
To be Published: January 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.

Subjects:
Tort Law
Contents:
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