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.


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Tort & personal injury


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