Tort Law: Cases and Materials, 4th Edition

 
Tort Law: Cases and Materials, 4th Edition
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ISBN:
978-1-55239-564-6
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
792
 
Status:
Available
 
Publication Date:
May 2014
 
Subjects:
Torts
 
 
 
 

The fourth edition of Tort Law: Cases and Materials presents an insightful examination of tort law in Canada, with reference to carefully excerpted cases and foundational tort law principles. The multidisciplinary approach taken by this casebook emphasizes the philosophical, theoretical, and cultural underpinnings that shape tort law policy in Canada, and equips students with a critical understanding and appreciation of tort law as a distinctive mode of legal ordering. This edition has been reformatted to include an introductory overview at the beginning of each chapter, so that students can develop a preliminary understanding of the relationships between key themes in each chapter and can navigate more efficiently for reference and review purposes.

Tort Law: Cases and Materials, 4th Edition introduces new cases pertaining to nuisance, causation, duty of care and wrongful life, and balancing the liability of public authorities with public interests. Canadian perspectives, methodologies, and case law are contrasted with those of other common law jurisdictions, inviting comparative analysis and reflection on the particular social, economic, and political contexts in which they occur. Additional questions, notes, and supplementary readings at the end of each chapter enhance Weinrib’s thoughtful commentary, facilitating application-based learning and student engagement with the material.

  • Content has been streamlined and reformatted to include an overview at the beginning of each chapter
  • Additional questions, notes, and supplementary readings at the end of each chapter facilitate application-based teaching by instructors and student engagement with the material
  • Updated with recent court cases that illustrate different interpretations and analyses of foundational tort law principles in this ever-evolving area of law:
    • Legal Process and Policy: Nuisance and the balancing of private and public interests
      Antrim Truck Centre Ltd v Ontario Transportation, 2013 SCC 13
    • Factual Uncertainty: Evaluation of legal tests for establishing causation
      Clements v Clements, 2012 SCC 32
    • Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth: Duty of care and a relationship of proximity
      Paxton v Ramji, 2008 ONCA 697
    • Nonfeasance: Policy considerations in balancing the liability of public authorities and private interests
      R v Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd, 2011 SCC 42

Detailed Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Summary Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Table of Cases
Chapter One Nuisance
I. The Grounds of Liability
Appleby v Erie Tobacco Co
Questions
Rogers v Elliott
Questions
Fontainebleau Hotel Corp v Forty-Five Twenty-Five, Inc
Notes and Questions
Shuttleworth v Vancouver General Hospital
Notes and Questions
II. Legal Process and Public Policy
Holmes, "Privilege, Malice and Intent"
Questions
Bamford v Turnley
Miller v Jackson
Notes and Questions
Sturges v Bridgman
Notes and Questions
Tock v St John's Metropolitan Area Board
Antrim Truck Centre Ltd v Ontario (Transportation)
III. Remedies
Shelfer v City of London Electrical Lighting Co
Notes
Spur Industries v Del E Webb Development Co
Questions
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Two Negligence: The Standard of Care
I. The Objective Standard
Vaughan v Menlove
Notes
Holmes, The Common Law
McHale v Watson
Notes
Fleming, The Law of Torts, 8th ed
II. Reasonable Care
Posner, "The Learned Hand Formula for Determining Liability"
Notes
Bolton v Stone
Notes
Trimarco v Klein
Notes
Ter Neuzen v Korn
III. Proof of Negligence
Prosser, The Law of Torts, 4th ed
Baker v Market Harborough Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd
Question
Byrne v Boadle
Schiff, "A Res Ipsa Loquitur Nutshell"
Notes
Fontaine v British Columbia (Official Administrator)
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Three Duty and Remoteness: General Concepts
Wright, Cases on the Law of Torts, 4th ed
I. Duty
Winterbottom v Wright
Notes and Questions
M'Alister (or Donoghue) v Stevenson
Notes
Palsgraf v Long Island Railroad Co
Notes
Prosser, "Palsgraf Revisited"
Haynes v Harwood
Notes and Questions
Dobson (Litigation Guardian of) v Dobson
Notes
Cooper v Hobart
Notes and Questions
II. Remoteness
In Re Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co
Notes and Questions
Overseas Tankship (UK) v Morts Dock & Engineering (The Wagon Mound, No 1)
Notes
Smith v Leech Brain & Co, Ltd
Stephenson v Waite Tileman Limited
Note
Hughes v Lord Advocate
Questions
Keeton, Legal Cause in the Law of Torts
Notes
Bradford v Kanellos
Home Office v Dorset Yacht Co Ltd
Lamb v London Borough of Camden
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Four Cause in Fact
I. The Nature of Factual Causation
Barnett v Chelsea & Kensington Hospital Management Committee
Lambton v Mellish
Notes and Questions
Sunrise Co v Lake Winnipeg (The)
Notes and Questions
Athey v Leonati
II. Factual Uncertainty
Blackstock v Foster
Cook v Lewis
Notes and Questions
Sindell v Abbott Laboratories et al
Notes and Questions
McGhee v National Coal Board
Notes and Questions
Snell v Farrell
Notes
Clements v Clements
Gregg v Scott
Notes and Questions
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Five Defences
I. Contributory Negligence
Butterfield v Forrester
Notes
Negligence Act
Note
Froom v Butcher
Notes
Atiyah, Accidents, Compensation and the Law, 2d ed
II. Voluntary Assumption of Risk
Lambert v Lastoplex Chemicals
Dube v Labar
Priestley v Gilbert
Note
III. Illegality
Hall v Hebert
Notes and Questions
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Six Contribution
Merryweather v Nixan
Negligence Act
Notes
Parkland (County of) v Stetar et al
Question
Fitzgerald v Lane
James, "Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors: A Pragmatic Criticism"
Note
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Seven The Role of Statutes
Posner, "Economics, Politics, and the Reading of Statutes and the Constitution"
Landis, "Statutes and the Sources of Law"
Note
Littley v Brooks and Canadian National Ry Co
Notes
The Queen (Can) v Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
Seneca College v Bhadauria
Notes
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Eight Duty and Remoteness: Special Problems
I. Negligent Misrepresentation
Candler v Crane Christmas & Co
Notes
Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller
Notes
Haig v Bamford et al
Caparo Industries v Dickman
Note
II. Economic Loss
Weller v Foot and Mouth Disease Research Institute
Notes
Canadian National Railway Co v Norsk Pacific Steamship Co
Notes
Winnipeg Condominium Corporation No 36 v Bird Construction Co
Notes
White v Jones
Notes
III. Psychiatric Harm
Alcock v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police
Notes
Mustapha v Culligan of Canada Ltd
Notes
IV. Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth
MacKay v Essex Area Health Authority
Notes
Paxton v Ramji
Notes and Questions
Kealey v Berezowski
Notes
Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University Hospital NHS Trust
Notes
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Nine Intentional Torts and Informed Consent
Malette v Shulman
Note
Norberg v Wynrib
Notes and Questions
E (Mrs) v Eve
In Re B
Reibl v Hughes
Notes
Hollis v Dow Corning Corp
Note
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Ten Nonfeasance
Union Pacific v Cappier
Notes
Childs v Desormeaux
Depue v Flatau et al
Just v British Columbia
Notes
R v Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Eleven Strict Liability
I. Vincent v Lake Erie Transportation Co
Vincent v Lake Erie Transportation Co
Munn v M/V Sir John Crosbie
Notes
II. Rylands v Fletcher
Rylands v Fletcher
Notes
Rickards v Lothian
Read v J Lyons & Co, Ltd
Notes
III. Vicarious Liability
Jones v Hart
Notes
Ira S Bushey v United States
Notes
Bazley v Curry
Notes
EB v Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Province of British Columbia
Note
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Twelve Damages
Posner, Economic Analysis of Law, 2d ed
Andrews v Grand & Toy Alberta Ltd
Notes
Townsend v Kroppmanns
Wilson v Martinello
Cunningham v Wheeler
Note
Supplementary Reading
Chapter Thirteen Should Tort Law Be Replaced?
I. The Viability of Tort Law
Blum & Kalven, Public Law Perspectives on a Private Law Problem: Auto Compensation Plans
Franklin, "Replacing the Negligence Lottery: Compensation and Selective Reimbursement"
Little, "Up with Torts"
II. Compensation Schemes: Some Examples
Chapman & Trebilcock, "Making Hard Choices: Lessons from the Auto Accident Compensation Debate"
Fleming, The Law of Torts, 8th ed
III. The Social Insurance Perspective
Sugarman, "A Restatement of Torts"
Blum & Kalven, Public Law Perspectives on a Private Law Problem: Auto Compensation Plans
Blum & Kalven, "Ceilings, Costs, and Compulsion in Auto Compensation Legislation"
Abel, "A Critique of American Tort Law"
Atiyah, "Personal Injuries in the Twenty-First Century: Thinking the Unthinkable"
IV. The Deterrence Perspective
Trebilcock, "The Future of Tort Law: Mapping the Contours of the Debate"
Calabresi, "The Decision for Accidents: An Approach to Nonfault Allocation of Costs"
Blum & Kalven, Public Law Perspectives on a Private Law Problem: Auto Compensation Plans
Supplementary Reading
 
 
 
 
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