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Frolic of His Own

By William Gaddis
  • ISBN Code: : 1439125473
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

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In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

In Defense of Tort Law

By Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814748996
  • Total of Pages : 345
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 421
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Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.

Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems

By Arthur Best,David W. Barnes,Nicholas Kahn-Fogel
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  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Book Code : 1543838758
  • Total of Pages : 1341
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 664
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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Sixth Edition

The English and Indian law of torts

By Ratanlal Ranchhoddas
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  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 581
  • Category : Torts
  • Members : 866
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Unlocking Torts

By Sanmeet Kaur Dua,Chris Turner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351713590
  • Total of Pages : 530
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: unlocking-torts.pdf

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Tort law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking Torts will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease. This book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Negligence and negligence related torts including occupiers' liability and employers' liability; Land based torts such as trespass, nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher; Trespass to the person; Defamation and other torts relating to reputation; Economic torts, breach of a statutory duty, vicarious liability, defences and remedies. The fifth edition is fully up to date with key case law including the recent decision of Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2018] UKSC and Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 amongst others. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives and contains diagrams to aid learning. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

Construction Adjudication in Ireland

By Anthony Hussey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131728416X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 681
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The Construction Contracts Act 2013 introduces adjudication for the construction industry in Ireland for the first time. The essence of adjudication is in providing a means whereby disputes as to payment under a construction contract are resolved quickly and cheaply. The key feature distinguishing adjudication from other processes is that the money found due by the adjudicator must be paid pending the outcome of arbitration or litigation. Its primary function, therefore, is to ensure cash flow for contractors and sub-contractors. Leading construction lawyer Anthony Hussey’s new book is the first to provide a section by section analysis of the Act itself, an analysis of the Code of Practice, and a discussion of the likely constitutional issues to which the legislation will give rise. This practical legal reference is aimed at all those involved in construction contract disputes, be they lawyers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors and sub-contractors.

Delict

By Francis McManus
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 0748697071
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 960
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"e;Recognising the multi-faceted nature of this Scots law, Francis McManus and Eleanor Russell have produced this all-encompasing guide to delict. With numerous case studies and questions for discussion after each chapter, this is essential reading for all students encountering delict for the first time as well as practitioners who require a ready reference for their practice. The Scots law of delict encompasses a vast array of legal sources and contradictions. Many elements are modern and highly developed while others remain ancient and obscure. The majority of delictual principles are case law driven yet, increasingly, legislation plays a part. Further, although the concept of delict is limited to the Scottish jurisdiction, private international law cannot be ignored. "e;

A Brief History of American Literature

By Richard Gray
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444392463
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

Modernism's Other Work

By Lisa Siraganian
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199796599
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 935
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Modernism's Other Work challenges deeply held critical beliefs about the meaning-in particular the political meaning-of modernism's commitment to the work of art as an object detached from the world. Ranging over works of poetry, fiction, painting, sculpture, and film, it argues that modernism's core aesthetic problem-the artwork's status as an object, and a subject's relation to it-poses fundamental questions of agency, freedom, and politics. With fresh accounts of works by canonical figures such as William Carlos Williams and Marcel Duchamp, and transformative readings of less-studied writers such as William Gaddis and Amiri Baraka, Siraganian reinterprets the relationship between aesthetic autonomy and politics. Through attentive readings, the study reveals how political questions have always been modernism's critical work, even when writers such as Gertrude Stein and Wyndham Lewis boldly assert the art object's immunity from the world's interpretations. Reorienting our understanding of the period, Siraganian demonstrates that the freedom of the art object from the reader's meaning presented a way to imagine an individual's complicated liberty within the state. Offering readers an original encounter with modernism, Modernism's Other Work will interest literary and art historians, literary theorists, critics, and scholars in cultural studies.