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Tort Law: Text and Materials (6th edn)  

Mark LunneyProfessor in the School of Law, University of New England in New South WalesClose
Donal NolanProfessor of Private Law, University of Oxford. Francis Reynolds and Clarendon Fellow and Tutor at Worcester College, University of OxfordClose
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Ken OliphantDirector of the Institute for European Tort Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences, ViennaClose
Published in Print: 14 September 2017 Published Online:October 2017
ISBN: 9780198745525
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Tort Law: Text and Materials brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials, with extensive commentary. Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrative extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by explanation and analysis. The authors start by introducing the subject, and then examine intentional interference with the person before moving on to liability for negligence. Their analysis provides an overview of negligence liability in general, and then addresses in turn breach of duty, causation and remoteness, defences to negligence, and specific duty of care issues (psychiatric illness, economic loss, omissions and acts of third parties, and public bodies). In the following chapter, the authors consider the special liability regimes for employers and occupiers, as well as product liability and breach of statutory duty. The focus then switches to nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, defamation, and privacy, before turning to vicarious liability, and damages for personal injury and death. Finally, they explore how tort works in practice.