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Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions

Fifth Edition (B&W)

ByJohn Fabian WittKaren Tani

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This is the Fifth Edition of Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions, a casebook for a one-semester torts course that carves out a distinctive niche in the field by focusing on the institutions and sociology of American tort law. The book retains many of the familiar features of the traditional casebook, including many of the classic cases. Like the best casebooks, it seeks to survey the theoretical principles underlying those cases. But it aims to supplement the cases and principles with editorial notes that focus students’ attention on the institutional features of our tort system, including features such as the pervasiveness of settlements, the significance of the market, the role of the plaintiff's bar, the importance of private insurance, the contingency fee, and the jury. These institutional arrangements are what make American tort law distinctive. They are how the substantive doctrines of tort law are translated into the practice of torts lawyers. And they are sociologically fascinating in their own right. The digital version of this book is available for free at CALI eLangdell Press provides this print version at no markup. You are simply paying for the cost of Lulu's services.


Publication Date
Aug 10, 2020
Creative Commons ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
By (author): John Fabian Witt, By (author): Karen Tani


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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