LAW7934 - Torts, Advanced

LAW7934 - Torts, Advanced

Course Number: 

7934

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

Concerns aspects of negligence such as contributory negligence, comparative negligence and contribution among tortfeasors, negligent misrepresentation and its relation to fraud and deceit, other aspects of the duty of care, the impact of insurance on various parts of the common law of negligence and developments in the law of damages in personal injury litigation. Also, it looks at developments in defamation and the right of privacy, absolute liability, product liability and general trends in torts concerning business and labor combinations. Attention will be focused throughout on statutory trends affecting and changing the law of torts, particularly in connection with automobiling and aviation.