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Torts: Cases and Commentary, 8th edition

Torts: Cases and Commentary, 8th edition

Luntz, H; Hambly, D; Burns, K; Dietrich, J; Foster, N; Grant, G; Harder, S, 2017

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Book 9780409342093 $169.00
eBook 9780409342123 $169.00

Torts: Cases and Commentary delivers a critical and analytical approach to the law of torts presented through extensive commentary and selected materials from cases, legislation and academic writings. The eighth edition has been fully revised and updated.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Torts: Cases and Commentary delivers a critical and analytical approach to the law of torts presented through extensive commentary and selected materials from law cases, legislation and legal academic writings. Detailed notes explain the significance of the key cases while questions stimulate critical thinking and learning.


This edition provides extended coverage of statutory defences to negligence, while doctrines relating to the scope of liability are now discussed together with factual causation in one chapter. Current issues in tort law reform are examined and additional references to academic writings are provided. New cases include:

• Alcan Gove Pty Ltd v Zabic (time at which exposure to asbestos leads to actionable damage)

• Allen v Chadwick (contributory negligence)

• Hunter and New England Local Health District v McKenna (duty of care owed by a provider of mental health services)

• Marsh v Baxter (nuisance)

• Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC (vicarious liability)

• Swick Nominees Pty Ltd v Leroi International Inc (No 2) (pure economic loss)

• Wallace v Kam (scope of liability)

 

Features

• Fully revised and updated
• Covers key cases and legislation and emerging issues in tort law
• Clear and accessible format
• Comprehensive analysis enables in-depth understanding of the subject area
• Easy to navigate

 

Related Titles

Davies & Malkin, Focus: Torts, 7th ed, 2015
Foster, Torts Cases and Commentary Supplement: Defamation and Wrongful Interference with Goods, 2014
Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guides: Torts, 3rd ed, 2015
Stickley, Australian Torts Law, 4th ed, 2017

Author

Harold Luntz is Emeritus Professor at the Law School, University of Melbourne.


David Hambly is Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the College of Law, Australian National University.


Kylie Burns is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith Law School and the Law Futures Centre, Griffith University.


Joachim Dietrich is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, Bond University.


Neil Foster is an Associate Professor at Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, NSW.


Sirko Harder is a Reader in Law at the University of Sussex.


Genevieve Grant is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Negligence: Duty of Care

3. Negligence: Breach of Duty

4. Factual Causation and Scope of Liability

5. Damage

6. Defences to Torts Involving Negligence

7. Particular Negligence Situations

8. Damages

9. Wrongful Death

10. Breach of Statutory Duty

11. Intentional Interference with the Person

12. Trespass to Land

13. Defences to Intentional Torts

14. Nuisance

15. Strict Liability

16. The Negligent Infliction of Economic Loss

17. Vicarious Liability

18. Concurrent Liability

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