5th edition (New edition)

The Law of Torts, 5/e

Overview

The Law of Torts by Philip Osborne is an indispensable resource for practitioners, judges, and students seeking a concise and accessible introduction to the principles of tort law in Canada, as well as the social policies underlying the law and current trends in judicial decision making. The book reviews the foundations, characteristics, and objectives of tort law with specific discussion of negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, vicarious liability, nuisance, and defamation. It explains the relationships between tort law and other branches of private law, including contract law and restitution, and between tort law and public law, particularly the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The fifth edition incorporates significant developments in the law including the recognition of a limited common law tort of privacy, the restatement of the elements of private nuisance, and the clarification of the tort of intentional interference with economic interests by unlawful means. The book also discusses new initiatives in the areas of historic pollution, casino liability to problem gamblers, interference with computer systems, and cyber-defamation.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to This Edition

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Negligence: Basic Principles

Chapter 3: Special Topics in Negligence

Chapter 4: Intentional Torts

Chapter 5: Strict Liability

Chapter 6: Nuisance

Chapter 7: Defamation

Chapter 8: Relationships

Conclusion: The Canadian Law of Torts in the Twenty-First Century

Glossary

Table of Cases

Index

About the Author

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