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Introduction to the Canadian Law of Torts, 3rd Edition

Now in its third edition, Introduction to the Canadian Law of Torts offers a succinct overview of the general principles of the law of torts in Canada.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433469445

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From negligence and defamation to trespass and breach of contract, the law of torts is both broad-ranging and complex - it can be difficult to gain a thorough understanding of the area's subtleties and intricacies. Fortunately, this seminal text can provide you with the explanation and analysis you need to navigate through the key legal concepts of the law of torts with confidence.

Highlights of This Book

Now in its third edition, Introduction to the Canadian Law of Torts offers a succinct overview of the general principles of the law of torts in Canada. Written by G.H.L. Fridman, one of the country's pre-eminent experts on tort law, this resource is a must-have addition to the libraries of law students and practitioners alike.

Divided into two main sections, the book explores all of the main areas of the law of torts. The first part examines the various aspects of liability, including the nature of torts, determining the parties to an action, the concept of vicarious liability, dealing with multiple wrongdoers, possible remedies and the termination of liability.

The second part of the book discusses specific types of torts and provides clear and helpful commentary on the relevant case law as it relates to:
  • Trespass to land
  • Nuisance
  • Dangerous use of land
  • Trespass to goods
  • Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Deceit
  • Passing-off
  • Conspiracy
  • Intimidation
  • Inducing breach of contract
  • And many more
New in the Third Edition

Introduction to the Canadian Law of Torts has been thoroughly updated to reflect the law's changes and developments in the decade since the publication of the second edition. For example, new material has been included chapters on:
  • Remedies
  • Termination of liability
  • Dangerous use of land
  • The action termed scienter
  • Vicarious liability
  • Parties to an action
  • Trespass to land
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Actions for the abuse of legal procedure
In addition, the chapter on wrongful interference has been revised to include the developments arising out of Lumley v. Gye.

Who Should Read This Book

This updated, comprehensive reference book is an invaluable guide for:
  • Law students (including National Committee of Accreditation applicants and paralegals) looking for the definitive guide to the law of torts
  • Law societies and court libraries committed to maintaining a full collection of resources
  • Small, mid and large law firms who want to provide complete, useful libraries for their employees

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Table of contents

Part I - Aspects of Liability
Chapter 1: The Nature of Torts
Chapter 2: Parties to an Action
Chapter 3: Vicarious Liability
Chapter 4: Multiple Wrongdoers
Chapter 5: Remedies
Chapter 6: Terminiation of Liability

Part II - Causes of Action
Chapter 7: Trespass to Land
Chapter 8: Nuisance
Chapter 9: Dangerous Use of Land
Chapter 10: The Action Termed Scienter
Chapter 11: Trespass to Goods
Chapter 12: Conversion
Chapter 13: Detinue
Chapter 14: Trespass to the Person
Chapter 15: Negligence; General Principles
Chapter 16: Negligence: Particular Liabilities
Chapter 17: Defamation
Chapter 18: Invasion of Privacy
Chapter 19: Actions for the Abuse of Legal Procedure
Chapter 20: Misfeasance in Public Office
Chapter 21: Deceit
Chapter 22: Injurious Falsehood
Chapter 23: Passing-off
Chapter 24: Conspiracy
Chapter 25: Intimidation
Chapter 26: Inducing Breach of Contract
Chapter 27: Wrongful Interference