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- By Nick Roberts. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016.
"Texas Personal Injury Handbook provides insurance professionals, legal assistants, attorneys, and others in the field of personal injury litigation, an accessible and authoritative 'one-stop' handbook on personal injury cases. Case law, statutes, and policies concerning a variety of different subjects have been assembled into one source, focusing exclusively on Texas law." - from the publisher
- By J. Hadley Edgar, Jr. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1987.
This six volume set covers basic principles of torts in Texas and includes cross-references and case law analysis. It serves as a reference for professional liability torts, torts relating to real property, products liability, intentional torts and tort claims against public entities. The title covers remedies and procedures and includes a review of basic principles of settlement.
View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.
- By Roger E. Schechter. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st ed.
"In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well." - from the publisher
- By Joseph matthews. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 9th ed.
This guide from Nolo shows readers how to handle a personal injury claim. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows readers in plain-English what to do in the wake of an accident and helps them through the insurance claim process, assisting readers in protecting their rights after an accident, preparing a claim for compensation and negotiating a settlement. The 8th Edition contains all 50 states’ most recent laws including a chart explaining in-car text and cell phone laws
- By Thomas Rynard. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1991.
"A complete guide in three parts for the attorney advising public entities on the legal issues of risk management. Part I introduces the concepts of risk and risk management. Part II deals with the perils and hazards of public entities, specifically governmental tort liability. Part III covers insurance policies and risk management alternatives other than commercial insurance." - from the publisher
- By Marshall Shapo. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 3rd ed.
"This edition provides new material on the purposes of tort law, battery, sexual harassment, terminology and policies of negligence, health care malpractice issues, assumption of risk, strict liability, proof and causation, duty and proximate cause, duty to act, media torts, and damages. Coverage also includes case summaries of "newsworthy issues" of headline interest throughout the text. A new chapter on fraud and heart balm torts has been added as well. This text includes a substantial section of end notes, useful for both professors and inquisitive students, packed with references to scholarly books and articles as well as case law." - from the publisher
- By David G. Owen. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 9th ed.
"This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen’s acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability." - from the publisher
- By Kenneth Abraham. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 4th Ed.
"The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, this text covers all the major cases and issues in a standard torts course. The text addresses cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. This straightforward, readable text addresses both rules and policy, and presents topics in a way that helps students effectively grapple with issues. Since each chapter stands on its own, the book is ideal as a classroom text, as well as for self-directed reading by students." - from the publisher
- By Dan B. Dobbs. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd edition.
This single-volume "practioner's treatise" on contemporary tort and injury law covers direct and intentional interference with person or property and explores their defenses. It reviews liabilities, damages, and the apportionment of responsibility among parties, and examines the criticism and choices in tort law. It also considers economic and dignitary injury as well.
- By Edward J. Kionka. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 5th edition.
"This nutshell provides a foundation for tort law by introducing its origins, its objectives, and an overview of tort liability. Physical harm is discussed, including strict liability and negligent conduct liability, as well as defenses to negligence liability. It covers tort and contract law and explores survival and wrongful death." - from Amazon.com
- By Jean Macchiaroli Eggen. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th ed.
"This work introduces the study of toxic torts and identifies the theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution. It covers special defendants, such as employers and governmental entities, workers' compensation, preemption, causation and scientific evidence, and new theories of injury and damages. A chapter examines regulation of hazardous releases into the environment under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. The work also addresses mass toxic torts and examines emerging actions related to nanotechnology and climate change. - from the publisher