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The Law of Torts in Australia - Kit Barker


Published: 21st December 2011
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The Law of Torts in Australia, Fifth Edition, remains the book to turn to for authoritative and comprehensive discussion of tort law from a distinctively Australian perspective.   NEW TO THIS EDITION Content has been restructured and navigation improved to make this a more student-friendly text; Discussion of the major amendment of the Trade Practices Act 1974, which produced the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law, is included; Chapters 2, 3 and 4 have been extensively reorganised and rewritten to focus on the key elements of the torts discussed, including greater emphasis on explaining the mental element required for torts that are frequently referred to as ??intentional??; Chapter 6, on the protection of pure economic interests, now reflects important, recent changes in how some of the economic torts have come to be understood judicially in the wake of the House of Lords decision in OBG v Allan [2007] UKHL 21; Chapter 7, on the law of defamation and privacy, has been substantially reworked and rewritten to include new material that post-dates the coming into force of Australia??s Uniform Defamation Legislation and recent law reform proposals in relation to privacy law; Separate chapters on duty of care in negligence, and causation and remoteness of damage have been reinstated, and the discussion of economic loss in the duty of care chapter has been radically reorganised and significantly rewritten. Available as an eBook (9780195518955) through VitalSource http://vitalsource.com/bookshelf from February 2012.If you would like more information about this format, please don??t hesitate to contact us


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    Table of cases Table of statutes 1. Introduction: Torts and Tort Law 2. Interference with the Person 3. Interference with Goods 4. Interference with Land 5. Nuisance 6. Interference with Pure Economic Interests 7. Defamation and Invasion of Privacy 8. Negligence: Negligent Conduct9. Negligence and the Scope of the Obligation to Take Care: Duty of Care 10. Negligence and the Scope of the Obligation to Take Care: Causation and Consequences 11. Negligence: Two Applications 12. Defences to Torts Involving Negligence 13. Product Liability 14. Liability for Animals 15. Breach of Statutory Duty 16. Damages 17. Vicarious Liability 18. Multiple Tortfeasors: Liability and Contribution 19. Limitation of Actions Index

    ISBN: 9780195572391
    ISBN-10: 0195572394
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 880
    Published: 21st December 2011
    Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.2  x 4.2
    Weight (kg): 1.43
    Edition Number: 5