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978-0-7798-2812-8
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Approximately 1200 pages
1 volume bound
hardcover
2010-11-30
Carswell

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The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition
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Gerald H.L. Fridman, Q.C., F.R.S.C., with contributing authors Erika Chamberlain, Stephen G.A. Pitel, Andrew Botterell, Jason W. Neyers For 20 years Canadian practitioners have relied on The Law of Torts in Canada as the definitive source of expert insight on tort law. Now renowned legal scholar Gerald Fridman collaborates with a distinguished author team from the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario to bring you the third edition of this classic resource. The new edition features:
  • Hundreds of new cases analyzed and explained in the text and footnotes
  • Rewriting, revision and reorganization of chapters dealing with: Rylands v. Fletcher; animals; occupiers' liability; negligent misrepresentation; defamation; privacy; misfeasance in a public office; loss of services; conspiracy; malicious prosecution; maintenance and champerty; spoliation; multiple tortfeasors; assault; and intentional infliction of nervous shock
  • New chapters on wrongful interference and negligence causing pure economic loss
  • Discussion of modern duty of care analysis since Cooper v. Hobart
  • Updated chapter on misfeasance in a public office, reflecting the elements of the modern tort as outlined in Odhavji Estate v. Woodhouse
  • Updated chapter on vicarious liability and non-delegable duties reflecting several new appellate decisions
  • Discussion of new types of damage awards in personal injury claims
  • Discussion of defamation in the age of web-sites and the new defence of responsible communication on matters or public interest
  • Coverage of leading new Supreme Court of Canada decisions including Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth (Regional Municipality) Police Services Board (new tort of negligent investigation), Hanke v. Resurfice Corp. (causation), Fullowka v. Pinkerton's of Canada Ltd. (vicarious liability), British Columbia v. Zastowny (defence of illegality), Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada Ltd. (negligent infliction of nervous shock) and Design Services Ltd. v. Canada (liability in the tendering process)
  • And more!
The third edition brings you up to date on all the developments in Canadian tort law since the last edition was published in 2002.
About the Author
Professor Emeritus Gerald Fridman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and one of Canada's foremost legal scholars and authors. After publication of the first edition of The Law of Torts in Canada, he was awarded the Walter Owen Book Prize for distinguished writing on Canadian law. Professor Fridman is the author of several other treatises published by Carswell, among them, The Law of Contract in Canada, 5th Edition, The Sale of Goods in Canada, 5th Edition and Restitution, 2nd Edition. He has been counsel to the firm Cohen Highley LLP for several years, chiefly, but not exclusively, in matters of contract and commercial law.

Professor Fridman studied law at St. John's College in Oxford, and holds a B.A., B.C.L. and M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He has been admitted as a barrister-at-law in the Middle Temple in London, England, as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and also as a barrister and solicitor in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario.

In addition to having held academic positions at the University of Adelaide, University College at the University of London, the University of Sheffield, the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, as well as being a visiting distinguished professor in the Faculty of Law in the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, the University of Tasmania and the University of Western Australia, Professor Fridman has published 14 books on legal matters, and more than one hundred articles, major papers, case notes and comments, book reviews, etc. He is an expert in the law of contracts, agency, torts, sale of goods and restitution.

Erika Chamberlain (LL.B. (Dist.) Western 2001; Ph.D. Cambridge 2009) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her appointment, she served as clerk to Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Her teaching and research focus on tort law, equity, and impaired driving law. She has published in leading legal and public health journals, was co-editor of Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007) and Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy, and co-author of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). Dr. Chamberlain was named Professor of the Year by Western Law's Student Legal Society in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013.
Stephen G.A. Pitel, (B.A., Carleton; LL.B., Dalhousie; LL.M., Ph.D., Cambridge), is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at Western University. His teaching and research is focused on the conflict of laws, civil procedure, torts and legal ethics. He has co-authored, edited or co-edited fourteen books including Conflict of Laws (2010) and The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). He has written many articles on private international law and won several teaching awards. He previously practiced commercial litigation in Toronto.
Andrew Botterell has a B.A. from McGill University, a Ph.D. from MIT, and a J.D. from the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he is jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Department of Philosophy. He served as a law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Charron of the Supreme Court of Canada during the 2006-7 term, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007. Professor Botterell's primary teaching and research interests are in tort law, criminal law, and philosophy of law.
Jason W. Neyers has a B.A. (Hon.) from the University of Western Ontario, an LL.B. (Gr. Dist.) from McGill University, a M.St. from the University of Oxford and is called to the Bar of Ontario. He is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to taking up his academic appointment he was a clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He has published numerous papers and comments in leading law journals and is the co-editor of six books: Understanding Unjust Enrichment (2004), The Law of Restitution in Canada: Cases and Materials (2004); Cases and Materials on Contract, 3d ed. (2005); Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007); Exploring Contract Law (2009); Cases and Materials on Contract, 4th ed. (2010). He also is the moderator of the Obligations Discussion Group which is an international mailing list devoted to all aspects of the law of obligations.