This course presents an overview of Tort Law. The student will learn the purpose and functions of Tort Laws. It covers several defenses regarding liability, damages for physical harm, non-physical harm, misrepresentation, defamation, and privacy. It also covers the increasing number of cases involved in toxic torts and the liability of those who expose innocent people to toxic substances that cause physical or mental damage and the various defenses used to protect individuals or companies.
Books required for this course:
- Torts (Edward Kionka)
- Toxic Torts (Jean MacChiaroli Eggen)