Tortz: A Study of American Tort Law (Chapters 1 to 7)

617 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2021 Last revised: 10 Nov 2021

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Richard J. Peltz-Steele

University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth

Date Written: November 9, 2021

Abstract

This textbook represents a survey study of American tort law suitable to American 1L students and foreign law students. When complete, chapters will cover: (1) introduction, (2) intentional torts, (3) defenses to intentional torts, (4) negligence, (5) defenses to negligence, (6) subjective standards, (7) strict liability, (8) necessity, (9) damages, (10) res ipsa loquitur, (11) multiple liabilities, (12) attenuated duty and causation (scope of liability), (13) affirmative duty, (14) nuisance, (15) media torts, (16) business torts, (17) worker compensation, and (18) government liability and "constitutional tort." This pedagogy is built on the teachings of Professor Marshall S. Shapo. Chapters will be added as they are completed, anticipating the full work by the end of 2022. (Updated with chapters 6 and 7 on November 9, 2021.)

Keywords: torts, litigation, negligence, strict liability, civil liability, legal education

JEL Classification: K13, K41

Suggested Citation

Peltz-Steele, Richard J., Tortz: A Study of American Tort Law (Chapters 1 to 7) (November 9, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3904944 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3904944

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