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Cases on Torts Paperback – 1 Feb 2007


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  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: Federation Press; 4 edition (1 February 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862876134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862876132
  • Package Dimensions: 24 x 15.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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The editors have avoided including non-Australian cases, unless they are of historical or doctrinal importance or where there are no Australian cases on point. This means that old favourites like Tuberville v Savage (1669) (“If it were not Assize time, I would not take such language from you.”) and Fagan v Commissioner of Metropolitan Police (1968) (the car parked on the policeman’s foot) appear only as footnotes. The great strength of this casebook is its emphasis on modern Australian authorities. Since the second edition, 62 cases have been substituted with 41 cases. Cases on Torts divides its subject into the usual categories. … The section on defences includes Rootes v Shelton (1967) (the waterskier who was injured while skiing on the Macquarie River because he was momentarily blinded by the boat’s wash), Horkin v North Melbourne FCSC (1983) (the man ejected from a football social club), and Henwood v Municipal Tramways Trust (1938) (the man who, while vomiting over the side of a tram, struck his head on two street poles and consequently died). The law is always full of stories, some mundane, some macabre, some which almost defy belief. The cases selected by the editors of this book not only illustrate the principles of tort, but do so in some extraordinary and controversial circumstances. This is not really a book for practitioners. However, if I taught torts, I would not hesitate to set this book as the prescribed text. Law Institute Journal (Vic), February 2003 A comprehensive collection highlighting the founding principles of Australian tort law … Cases are set out with clear reference to the nature and outcome of specific civil claims, while the publisher’s website makes provision for edited versions of most recent cases. The format with which cases are presented and explained makes this an ideal reference for Preliminary Legal Studies Part 1: The legal system – sources of law and The operation of the legal system. SCAN (Curriculum K-12 Directorate), February 2004

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