Table of contents for Street on torts / John Murphy.

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CONTENTS
PART I INTRODUCTION
1 OVERVIEW OF THE LAW OF TORTS 3
Section 1 what is a tort? 3
Section 2 protected rights and interests 5
Section 3 theoretical perspectives on tort law 12
Section 4 tort and other of common law 18
PART II NEGLIGENT INVASIONS OF INTERESTS IN THE PERSON, PROPERTY AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS
2 DUTY OF CARE I: FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES 23
Section 1 introduction 23
Section 2 the emergence of a general test 24
Section 3 the rise and fall of anns 25
Section 4 modern approaches to the duty of care 32
Section 5 public authorities and the duty of care 47
Section 6 duties in tort and contract 58
3 DUTY OF DARE II: RECOGNIZED DARM 63
Section 1 introduction 63
Section 2 harm to persons 64
Section 3 policy issues and harm to the person 75
Section 4 damage to property 78
Section 5 'pure' economic loss 81
4 BREACH OF DUTY 98
Section 1 the standard of care 98
Section 2 factors relevant to establishing the required standard 99
Section 3 the connection between the standard and duty of care 114
Section 4 professional negligence 115
Section 5 breach of an employer's duty to his employees 119
Section 6 proving negligence 126
5 CAUSATION AND REMOTENESS 135
Section 1 causation in fact 136
Section 2 relationship between causation and breach of duty 153
Section 3 new intervening causes: causation in law 153
Section 4 remoteness of damage 160
6 DEFENCES TO NEGLIGENCE 169
Section 1 contributory negligence 169
Section 2 voluntary assumption of risk 182
Section 3 excluding liability 191
7 LIABILITY FOR DEFECTIVE PREMISES AND STRUCTURES 194
Section 1 occupiers' liability 194
Section 2 liability of non-occupiers 221
PART III INTENTIONAL INVASIONS OF INTERESTS IN THE PERSON AND PROPERTY
8 TRESPASS TO THE PERSON AND RELATED TORTS 233
Section 1 introduction 233
Section 2 battery 234
Section 3 assault 240
Section 4 'intentional' physical harm other than trespass to person? 242
Section 5 protection from harassment act 1997 245
Section 6 false imprisonment 246
Section 7 other forms of compensation 254
9 WRONGFUL INTERFERENCE WITH GOODS 256
Section 1 introduction 256
Section 2 conversion 258
Section 3 trespass to goods 276
Section 4 residual torts 280
10 TRESPASS TO LAND 282
Section 1 trespass 282
Section 2 remedies 289
Section 3 defences 292
11 DEFENCES TO INTENTIONAL TORTS AGAINST THE PERSON OR PROPERTY 294
Section 1 mistake and inevitable accident 294
Section 2 consent 295
Section 3 contributory negligence 301
Section 4 self-defence 301
Section 5 defence of another person 302
Section 6 defence of one's property 303
Section 7 defence of another's property 304
Section 8 preventing crime 304
Section 9 necessity 305
Section 10 the mental health acts 307
Section 11 discipline 307
Section 12 arrest, search and seizure 309
Section 13 judicial acts 311
Section 14 statutory authority 312
Section 15 ex turpi causa 313
Section 16 other self-help remedies 317
PART IV INTERFERENCE WITH ECONOMIC AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERESTS AND RELATED ACTIONS
12 INTERFERENCE WITH ECONOMIC AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERESTS: BACKGROUND ISSUES 321
Section 1 general economic interests 321
Section 2 intellectual property interests 326
13 FALSE REPRESENTATIONS 330
Section 1 deceit 330
Section 2 passing off 338
Section 3 malicious falsehood 350
14 THE ECONOMIC TORTS AND ASSOCIATED CAUSES OF ACTION 357
Section 1 introduction to the economic torts 357
Section 2 conspiracy 358
Section 3 inducing breach of an existing contract 363
Section 4 inducing breaches of other obligations 375
Section 5 intimidation 376
Section 6 harming another's trade or other economic interests by unlawful means 378
Section 7 economic torts and trade unions 383
15 MISUSE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION 385
Section 1 introduction 385
Section 2 content of the tort 387
Section 3 the 'reasonable expectation' test 390
Section 4 information covered by the tort 392
Section 5 defences and remedies 394
PART V TORTS INVOLVING STRICT OR STRICTER LIABILITY
16 PRODUCT LIABILITY 399
Section 1 introduction 399
Section 2 consumer protection and the changing common law 400
Section 3 the strict liability regime 409
17 NUISANCE 419
Section 1 nuisance as a separate tort 419
Section 2 the basis of nuisance liability 425
Section 3 who can sue? 440
Section 4 who can be sued? 444
Section 5 must the interference emanate from the defendant's land? 451
Section 6 defences 451
Section 7 remedies 454
Section 8 public nuisance 457
18 RYLANDS V FLETCHER 465
Section 1 introduction 465
Section 2 'things' within the rule 467
Section 3 parties 469
Section 4 the non-natural use of land 474
Section 5 escape 476
Section 6 foreseeability of harm 477
Section 7 defences 478
Section 8 nuisance and rylands v fletcher 484
19 ANIMALS 487
Section 1 negligence and strict liability 487
Section 2 damage done by dangerous animals 487
Section 3 liability for straying livestock 490
Section 4 liability for injury done by dogs to livestock 491
20 BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY 492
Section 1 introduction 492
Section 2 elusive parliamentary intent 494
Section 3 the nature of the action 498
Section 4 what the claimant must prove 500
Section 5 european legislation: the analogous action 507
Section 6 defences 509
PART VI INTERESTS IN REPUTATION - DEFAMATION
21 DEFAMATION: FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES 515
Section 1 introduction 515
Section 2 elements of defamation 518
Section 3 distinguishing libel from slander 532
22 DEFENCES AND REMEDIES IN DEFAMATION 539
Section 1 consent and assumption of risk 539
Section 2 justification 540
Section 3 innocent disseminators 543
Section 4 offer of amends 544
Section 5 absolute privilege 546
Section 6 qualified privilege 550
Section 7 fair comment 562
Section 8 apology 568
Section 9 remedies 568
PART VII MISUSE OF PROCESS
23 MISUSE OF PROCESS 575
Section 1 malicious prosecution and related claims 575
Section 2 abuse of process 582
Section 3 witness immunity 583
Section 4 misfeasance in public office 584
PART VIII PARTIES AND REMEDIES
24 VICARIOUS LIABILITY 587
Section 1 importance of distinguishing employees from
independent contractors 589
Section 2 distinguishing employees from independent contractors 590
Section 3 is there a separate category of agents? 595
Section 4 liability in respect of an independent contractor 597
Section 5 where the employer is not liable for the acts of an
independent contractor 603
Section 6 liability in respect of employees 604
26 CAPACITY AND PARTIES 616
Section 1 the crown 616
Section 2 corporations 618
Section 3 partnerships and limited liability partnerships 619
Section 4 husband and wife 620
Section 5 mentally disordered persons 621
Section 6 children 622
Section 7 joint torts 623
26 REMEDIES IN TORT: BASIC PRINCIPLES 633
Section 1 self-help 633
Section 2 judicial 633
Section 3 limitation of actions 648
Section 4 tort and contract 659
Section 5 tort and unjust enrichment 660
27 PRINCIPLES OF COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURIES AND ASSOCIATED LOSSES 663
Section 1 introduction 663
Section 2 awards of damages to living claimants 664
Section 3 death 677
Section 4 alternative compensation systems 686

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Torts -- Great Britain.