To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Lanier's Texas personal injury forms
Latest received:2017. By Lanier, W. Mark. Texas Lawyer (an ALM pub.). 2011-.
This work will provide the practitioner with forms for all phases of the personal injury cases--beginning with client intake all the way through settlement and post-trial. The accompanying CD contains all the forms in Word format for ease of editing.
KFT 1257 P3 L36
O'Connor's Texas causes of action pleadings
Latest received: 2019 Edition. By O'Connor, Michol. Jones McClure Pub. c2006-.
This title contains nearly 200 petitions and answers corresponding to each Causes of Action chapter, with updates to reflect recent legislation and case law.
KFT 1250 O26P
O'Connor's Texas causes of action
Latest received: 2019 Edition. Jones McClure Pub. c2001-.
If you want to bring a successful lawsuit, you must plead specific elements to establish the legal basis of your claim. This book assists you in addressing the elements of common-law and statutory claims. This book's companion volume, O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action Pleadings, assists you in drafting pleadings that include the elements you must plead and prove in order to be successful in your claim.
KFT 1250 O26
Latest received: Release 10, Dec. 2017. By Akers, Brock C. Knowles Pub. 2nd ed. c2004.
"This volume contains all the necessary material for the litigation of any case involving a vehicle (including truck litigation) in Texas from the client engagement letter through collecting the judgment. This CD contains all the various pre-litigation forms, pleadings, pre-trial discovery, trial materials, witness checklists, and jury charges. You will save valuable time with legal research on the most important laws concerning automobile liability, including government tort claims acts." - from the publisher
KFT 2231 A84
Latest received: Release 12, August 2018. By Akers, Brock C. Knowles Law Book Pub. 2nd ed. c2003-.
"This volume contains all the necessary material for proving Texas damages in a tort case. Integrates legal analysis, practice guidance, and forms designed for the personal injury practitioner. It includes detailed checklists for examining and cross-examining physicians, psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, physical therapists, economists, employment experts, nurses, biomedical engineers, vocational experts, and others. Offers the most thorough, current treatment available of all personal injury damages issues, saving hours of research time." - publisher's description
KFT 1257 A4
Texas legal malpractice & lawyer discipline
Texas Lawyer. Latest received: 18th edition (2019).
"Texas case law governing legal malpractice continues to develop rapidly, and ethics committees constantly issue new opinions and guidelines. Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline is a practical and easy-to-use book that walks attorneys through the minefield of modern lawyering. It includes major developments over the past year, with explanatory commentary, practice tips, and helpful charts." - publisher's description
KFT 1289 H4
Texas personal injury handbook
Latest received: 2019 Edition. LexisNexis. c1999-.
This accessible guide to personal injury cases includes case law, statutes, and policies concerning Texas personal injury law.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KFT 1257 T48
Texas practice guide. Personal injury
Latest received: 2019 Edition. By Brown, Joe B. West Group. 2011-.
Updated annually, this set provides analysis of personal injury matters, current forms, checklists, practice tips, and citations to leading and most recent case law. It also includes cross-referencing to forms, digest topics, case law, codes, statutes and other analytical products.
KFT 209 T5 PER. INJ.
Texas practice guide. Torts
Latest received: 2019-2020 Edition. By Nunnally, Knox D. West Group. c2011-.
"This resource gives you Texas tort law and procedure, including practical advice from experts. It provides a quick, detailed reference to important points of law, practice tips, examples, checklists, and forms, which combine to provide practitioners with a foundation for success in their cases. An enhanced index with more depth of coverage allows you to more easily locate information fast." - from the publisher
KFT 209 T5 TORTS
Texas premises liability
Latest received: Release 9, Oct. 2014. By Akers, Brock C. Knowles Pub. 2nd ed. c2003-.
"This two-volume set provides all the necessary material for the litigation of a case involving premises liability. It includes pre-litigation forms, pleadings, pretrial discovery, trial materials, witness checklists, jury charges, and a discussion of the law." - from the publisher
Note: This title is no longer being kept up to date by the library.
KFT 1287 A4
Texas torts and remedies
Latest received: Release 63, Sept. 2019. M. Bender. 1987-.
"Texas Torts and Remedies is a great resource to use as your starting point to research the elements of a particular tort. The first volume covers the basic principles and provides cross-references to other chapters that contain in-depth coverage. For an attorney searching for information on an unfamiliar tort, this is time-saving and invaluable. Cross-references and detailed information help you build your case, and the case law analysis provides valuable insight for both the plaintiff and defense attorney. " - publisher's description
Note: This item is also available electronically.
Table of contents [PDF]: http://www.sll.texas.gov/assets/pdf/tables-of-contents/texas-torts-and-remedies-toc.pdf
KFT 1250 T4
» Federal/General Titles
Advising the qui tam whistleblower : From identifying a case to filing under the False Claims Act
By West, Robin Page. ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. 2nd ed. c2009.
The second edition of this title provides comprehensive information on qui tam cases from assessing a possible claim to settlement of a qui tam allegation. Chapters cover claims that are not actionable, unique Qui Tam procedural requirements, parts of Qui Tam case, defenses, Section 3730(h) retaliation claims, intervened and non-intervened cases, and fee agreements. New to the second edition is a discussion of Allison Engine Co., Inc. et al v. United States ex rel. Sanders et al (June 2008) as well as updated statistics and case law. There are also several forms and a CD which can be requested at the reference.
KF 850 W55
The American law of torts
Latest received: POCKET PTS 2017. By Speiser, Stuart M. Thomson/West. 1983-.
"This is a multi-volume treatise on the law of torts whose chapters cover topics such as premises liability, trespass, assault and battery, false imprisonment and slander. Coverage of case law is up-to date, as well as historical." - Yale Law School
KF 1250 S6A
Business torts : A practical guide to litigation
American Bar Association, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee. 2014.
"Business torts trials present challenges for both counsel and jurors. This unique resource for practitioners faced with litigating business torts cases provides practical advice for each stage of the case, from pre-litigation investigation to trial, to maximize chances of success." - from the publisher
KF 1250 B845
Business torts and unfair competition handbook
ABA Section of Antitrust Law. Third edition. .
Per the publisher, this new edition “revises, updates, and greatly expands the second edition to serve as a practical guide to the substantive and procedural issues that arise at the intersection of antitrust, business tort and unfair competition law.” The first half of the book examines substantive concepts such as the evolving role of business torts in antitrust litigation. The second half of the book is procedural, covering issues like jurisdiction, removal, and remand.
KF 3195 B88
Causes of action second
Latest received: 2017 Pocket parts. Thomson/West. c1993-.
"Causes of Action is an extensive reference collection that provides articles and case studies focusing on different types of actions, including personal injury, products liability, employment, insurance, business, and many others. Each article or case study identifies the various elements of each case, educating you on the litigation issues by offering a substantive law overview. To aid in research, the publication lists each article's coverage and includes an index of key terms and phrases. Readers will also benefit from detailed research and procedure guidelines, as well as a damages awards survey, helping you value cases from various jurisdictions." - from the publisher
KF 1250 S5
Civil actions against state and local government, its divisions, agencies, and officers
Latest received: Fall 2017 supplement. Shepard's/McGraw-Hill. 2nd ed. c1992.
"Civil Actions Against State and Local Government: Its Divisions, Agencies, and Officers discusses tort immunity, state/local government liability, and civil rights claims. This resource distinguishes actions brought under state law from those brought under federal law and, [d]istinguishes between actions brought under state law and those brought under federal law, so you'll be able to determine the appropriate arena, [f]ocuses on tort immunity and the liability of state and local government entities and employees under state law, [d]iscusses the types of claims that may be brought against state and local governments and employees, under color of federal law, especially alleged civil rights violations, and [i]ncludes an extensive discussion of immunity and liability." - from the publisher
KF 1322 C5
Civil rights and civil liberties litigation : The law of section 1983
Latest received: 2017 Update. By Nahmod, Sheldon H. West Group. 4th ed. c1997-.
This treatise contains a comprehensive discussion of Section 1983 cases and issues, examining procedure, substantive law, legal principles, and decisions. It establishes the legal basis for a client's claim through research of the latest decisions and trends and identifies and cites recent Supreme Court rulings.
KF 1325 C58 N3
A claimants guide to understanding and presenting injury damages : A damages expert's perspective
By Shahnasarian, Michael. American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. c2012.
Written by an expert witness who has evaluated thousands of damage claims, this work is intended to introduce potential claimants who have been injured and are seeking compensation to the personal injury claims process. The author explores such topics as truth-finding, typical timetables, assessing damages, steps in the claims process and legal strategies that lawyers use.
KF 1325 P3 S52
Corporate responsibility for human rights impacts : New expectations and paradigms
American Bar Association. .
"Written by a highly respected panel of experts, this book examines the difficult and nuanced questions associated with corporate accountability from all sides. This book contributes unique and thoughtful perspectives, legally grounded and passionately contended, to the ongoing dialogue about the intersection of human rights and corporate responsibility." - from the publisher
KF 1422 C67
Determining economic loss in injury and death cases
Latest received: 2017-2018 Supplement. By Baker, Wm. Gary. Shepard's/McGraw-Hill. 2nd ed. c1993.
"With Determining Economic Loss in Injury and Death Cases, make personal injury-related compensation decisions with confidence. This publication references court-recognized, authoritative sources and provides detailed explanation of the formula used to accurately calculate income values and expenses." - from the publisher
KF 1250 B3
The False Claims Act : Fraud against the government
Latest received: 2017 supplement. By Sylvia, Claire M. Thomson Reuters/West. 2016 edition, 3rd edition. c2016.
This work discusses the law surrounding the federal False Claims Act, which is the U.S. Government's primary tool for addressing fraud against the Government. It begins with a general overview of its theory, history, and constitutional foundations and then discusses the practicalities of commencing and arguing a claim under this act. Also included are sections on qui tam actions and state false claim laws.
KF 9365 S968
Formulas for calculating damages
By Guralnick, Mark S. American Bar Association. c2012.
Written for practicing attorneys, this title aims to demystify the process of calculating damages in various areas of law and serves as a great reference tool for civil practitioners. The first half of the book lays out basic strategies and math formulas as well as other considerations to keep in mind such as interest, key rates of return, probabilities, and financial ratios. In the second half, the author applies these concepts to various areas of law: personal injury and wrongful death damages, business damages, employment law damages, real estate damages, environmental damages, intellectual property damages, and family law damages.
KF 1251 G87
A guide to the Federal Tort Claims Act
By Figley, Paul. Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association. 1st ed. c2012.
"Acts or omissions on the part of federal government officers and employees regularly result in injuries to others due to carelessness or wrongful conduct under circumstances where the usual remedy is a claim for monetary damages to compensate the injured person--a tort claim. Tort claims against the federal government must begin and proceed in accordance with the FTCA unless a claim is an admiralty claim. This book is an invaluable guide to understanding whether and how to pursue an FTCA remedy. Similarly, government attorneys will find this book to be of substantial assistance whenever they consider FTCA issues." - from the foreword
KF 1321 F54
Harper, James, & Gray on torts
Latest received: SUPP. 2016-2. By Harper, Fowler V. Aspen Publishers. 3rd ed. 2006-.
"Because the law of torts governs a wide spectrum of social and economic issues, new challenges and precedents arise constantly. This preeminent work on torts is the most complete, authoritative resource analyzing the latest developments in this turbulent field of practice." - from the publisher
KF 1250 H3
Litigating the nursing home case
By O'Reilly, James T. American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Second edition. 2014.
This text provides a lengthy overview of the liability issues that may arise in the nursing home environment. It covers the roles of the various employees, both professional and administrative. Some of the liability issues discussed include facility safety, infections, falls, wandering, escapes, restraints, abuse, and drug use. It walks the attorney through drafting the complaint and evaluating plaintiffs and witnesses. Information is also provided on causes of action, trial procedures, verdicts, and settlements. It also includes a table of cases.
KF 3826 N8 O74
Owen & Davis on products liability
Latest received: Pocket Parts 2017. By Owen, David G. Thomson Reuters. Fourth edition. 2014.
"This four volume set comprehensively examines products liability law and its practice. Discussion includes citations for cases, statutes, and applicable articles. Updates from the previous edition include greater treatment of design and warning defects and federal changes on the law of preemption of products liability claims. This title provides a practical and exhaustive guide to products liability law." - from the publisher
KF 1296 M3
The Oxford introductions to U.S. law. Torts
By Goldberg, John C. P. Oxford University Press. c2010.
"The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts provides a clear and comprehensive account of what tort law is, how it works, what it stands to accomplish, and why it is now much-disputed. Goldberg and Zipursky--two of the world's most prominent tort scholars--carefully analyze leading judicial decisions and prominent tort-related legislation, and place each event into its proper context." - from the publisher
KF 1250 G648
The practitioner's guide to defense of EPL claims
ABA, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Third edition. , ©2013.
"Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance is a growing phenomenon in the insurance industry. This is a unique and invaluable tool for the employment litigator and others interested in that practice area. The contributing authors are all experts in the fields they address, and the compilation, expansive in scope, is reader-friendly and a valuable asset to the practitioner." - from the publisher
KF 1316 P73
A practitioner's guide to hospital liability
By O'Reilly, James T. Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association. c2011.
This book studies hospital liability for injuries sustained by patients and visitors. It is structured to help the attorney who is unfamiliar with hospital tort actions. It starts with an explanation of how hospitals are organized, how a duty of care is established and causes of action. It then moves on to intentional acts, negligent acts and accidents. And finally, it discusses shared supervision and shared responsibility, how government oversight influences hospital liability. Includes a table of cases.
KF 3825.3 O74
Latest received: 2018 Pocket parts. By Schlueter, Linda L. LexisNexis. 7th ed. c2015.
"This two-volume set covers tort reform state by state, as well as pretrial, trial, and post-trial strategies. Due to the increased interest in foreign legal systems, this title now includes discussion on comparative law." - from the publisher
KF 1250 S34
Restatement of the law third, torts, liability for physical and emotional harm
American Law Institute Publishers. 2010-.
"This work addresses the basic elements of the tort action for liability for accidental personal injury and property damage as well as liability for emotional harm. The work supersedes comparable provisions in the Restatement Second, Torts." - from the publisher
KF 209 R45 TORTS PHYS. 3D
Restatement of the law third : Tentative draft. Torts--liability for economic harm
Executive Office, American Law Institute. c2012-.
"This project is part of ALI’s ongoing revision of the Restatement Second of Torts. Portions of the Restatement Second have been superseded by the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, and Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm. This Restatement will cover unintentional infliction of economic loss, including professional negligence, negligent misrepresentation, negligent performance of services, and public nuisance. It also will address fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with contract, unjustifiable litigation, injurious falsehood, interference with the right to possession of chattels, and prima facie tort." - from the publisher
KF 209 R1 TORTS. ECON. 3D T.D.
Restatement of the law, third, torts : intentional torts to persons : Tentative draft
Latest received: T.D. No. 4 (2019). By American Law Institute. Executive Office, American Law Institute. 2015-.
"This work focuses on the major avenues of recovery for physical and emotional harm to persons. It revises coverage of intentional torts in the Restatement Second, Torts." - from the publisher
KF 209 R1 TORTS PERSONS 3D T.D.
Rules of the road : A plaintiff lawyer's guide to proving liability
By Friedman, Rick. Trial Guides. 2nd ed. rev. and expanded. c2010.
"Rules of the Road is America’s bestselling text on proving liability. Since its original release in 2006, it has helped lawyers throughout the country win six-, seven-, and eight-figure verdicts in cases with difficult liability. The book is the basis of an AAJ Trial College, the topic of many CLE lectures by the country’s leading lawyers, and is taught in trial advocacy classes at law schools." - from the publisher
Table of contents only: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy11pdf01/2010927680.html
KF 8915 F75
Sack on defamation : Libel, slander, and related problems
Latest received: Release 2, April 2019. By Sack, Robert D. Practising Law Institute. 5th ed. c2017-.
"[T]his two-volume work provides comprehensive analysis and thoughtful commentary for anyone who needs to understand the law of defamation and privacy torts. Cited frequently by courts throughout the United States, previous editions of Sack on Defamation have been called “the standard text in the field against which all others must be judged” (Floyd Abrams, Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel) and “absolutely indispensible” (Professor Arthur R. Miller, Harvard Law School)." - from the publisher
Section 1983 litigation forms
By Witt, John W. Wiley Law Publications. 2nd edition. c2016.
"Section 1983 Litigation: Forms, Second Edition includes all the case-tested forms you need (for plaintiff and defendant) to successfully litigate Section 1983 claims. In addition, each form includes analysis to help you determine the best course of action. This practical resource covers issues such as police misconduct, public employment, business licensing, zoning claims, and more, saving you hours of research and drafting time." - publisher's description
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KF 1325 C58 W57
Section 1983 litigation in state courts
Latest received: SUPP. 2016-17. By Steinglass, Steven H. West Group. 1987-.
This text presents a methodology for addressing the complex procedural and remedial issues arising from Section 1983 state court litigation. Each step of litigation is supported by references to state court cases which identify underlying legal principles and strategies. It provides advice on: choosing the right court, state remedial policies, judge and jury selection, pleading requirements, state justiciability, administrative remedies, immunities, damages, removal, attorney fees, and state claims.
KF 1325 C58 S7
State & local government civil rights liability
Latest received: REL. 11, June 2017. By Bodensteiner, Ivan E. West Group. 1987-.
"This text considers the grounds on which state and local government entities and their officials may be subject to liability under major civil rights statutes. It advises on jurisdiction, immunities, types of conduct, regulated procedure, enforcement, proof of claims, defenses, remedies, and even attorneys’ fees." - from the publisher
KF 1325 C58 B6
Toxic tort litigation
American Bar Association. Second Edition. .
"This title explains the differing theories of liability and damages within the toxic tort context, as well as the key procedural and substantive defenses to toxic tort claims. The book also addresses the important aspects of case strategy, trial management, and considerations in settlement." - from the publisher
KF 8925 T67 T69