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2019-03-20
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Canadian Tort Law in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition
By: Margaret Kerr, B.A., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D., JoAnn Kurtz, J.D., Laurence M. Olivo, B.A., M.A., J.D.
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Canadian Tort Law in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition, is a succinct overview of Canadian tort law, incorporating the latest developments in an easy-to-understand format

Canadian Tort Law in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition, provides a succinct overview of Canadian tort law, incorporating the latest developments in an easy-to-understand format. It takes you step by step through the basic principles and issues in the law of torts in Canada.

Canadian Tort Law in a Nutshell is a well-organized and straightforward primer to the area, canvassing every aspect of tort law and practice. The authors highlight the leading decisions in the area, making the work an ideal starting point for students and professionals.

New in this edition

This edition starts with an overview of the development of tort law and of the legal system that administers the law, and takes the reader through the basic principles of Canadian tort law.  The authors clearly explain how the law of torts applies in practice, specifically addressing such issues as:

  • Levels of Guilty Mentality
  • Intentional Torts
  • Business Torts
  • Negligence and Proof of Negligence
  • Defences to Negligence
  • Special Categories of Negligence (including Occupier’s Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Crown Liability)
  • Strict Liability
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Damages in Tort

Since the last edition, the law of torts in Canada has continued to develop and evolve. This fifth edition features new commentary on areas of law  that have been the focus of judicial attention, including developments in privacy-related torts, the liability of public authorities, causation, the tort of “unlawful means,” third-party and vicarious liability, and professional negligence.

About the Author

Margaret Kerr, B.A., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D., of the Ontario Bar, has a commercial law practice in Toronto.

JoAnn Kurtz, J.D., of the Ontario Bar was for many years a Professor at the School of Legal and Public Administration, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and practised law in Toronto.

Laurence M. Olivo, B.A., M.A., J.D., of the Ontario Bar was a long-time Professor at the School of Legal and Public Administration at Seneca College and sits as a Deputy Judge in the Ontario Small Claims Court.