A succinct overview of Canadian tort law, incorporating the latest developments in an easy-to-understand format
The new edition of this work 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. The authors clearly explain how the various tort law concepts apply in practice, specifically addressing such issues as:
- Levels of guilt mentality
- Intentional torts
- Defences to intentional torts
- Business torts
- Proof of negligence
- Defences to negligence and limitations on the defendant's liability
- Special categories of negligence
- Determining duty of care
- Strict liability
- Vicarious liability
- Public authority liability
- Damages in tort
- Analysis of causation
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 provides new commentary and case law surrounding critical developments in the law of torts such as:
- The continuing trend toward restricting liability for negligent misstatement with the determination of duty becoming very dependent on close proximity between the parties: R. v. Imperial Tobacco Ltd.
- The expansion of the almost non-existent tort of invasion of privacy with the creation of a tort of "intrusion upon seclusion": Jones v. Tsige
- The Supreme Court of Canada's clarification on causation principles in negligence cases involving multiple-cause injuries: Clements v. Clements
- Defamation law defence of responsible comment on matters of public interest or importance: Grant v. Torstar
- The development of a tort of indirectly interfering with contractual relations by using unlawful means: Alleslev-Krofchak v. Valcom Ltd.
- Recent developments relevant to liability for negligent misrepresentation