Torts R Us A Legal Farce

The real "send up" here is the class action industry, which suffers quite a (deserved) roast. Do not miss this book!

Author: T. C. Morrison

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ISBN: 1596879513

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"The first thing we do, let's pay all the lawyers."-William Shakespeare Patrick A. Peters ("Pap") and his twin brother Prescott U. Peters ("Pup") are lawyers with a distinctive eye for opportunity. Pap convinces Pup who is a good lawyer despite having gone to Yale Law School that they should leave their respective big-firm practices in New York City to start up a hopefully lucrative practice as plaintiffs' class action lawyers. The brothers meet a variety of clients, judges, and lawyers as they embark on a resourceful and unique approach to lawyer-client relationships all inspired by actual court cases. Written with humor and parlance that only comes from a depth of legal experience, Morrison captures the trials and tribulations of human behavior that strike a chord with every reader. "The book is hilarious from beginning to end! There were times when I laughed out loud. The word plays are very clever (read slowly to really appreciate them) and the plot manages to skewer many of our long-held personal preferences, while not being mean-spirited. The real "send up" here is the class action industry, which suffers quite a (deserved) roast. Do not miss this book!" -Maureen Bateman Long ago associate of Davis, Polk & Wardwell and past general counsel of United States Trust Company and then general counsel of State Street Bank and Trust Company.
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The Oxford Introductions to U S Law

The court's skepticism about the traditional duty categories was in some respects understandable. Judicial attempts to distinguish invitees from licensees have at times approached farce. (Is someone who enters a store to use its ...

Author: John C. P. Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195373974

Category: Law

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The American Law of Torts

... Binns v Vitagraph Co. of America ( 1913 ) 210 NY 51 , 52 , 103 NE 1108 ; accord Humiston v Universal Film Mfg . Co. ... 207 NE2d 508 [ farce on ambit of the Civil Rights Law ( see Gautier college football } ; Lahiri v Daily Mirror ...

Author: Stuart M. Speiser

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105061265521

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The American Law Review

“ It is said that the acts done are not the acts of the city , but of its officers or agents who undertook to do them in its name . This would be a pleasant farce to be enacted by irresponsible parties , who give no bond , who have no ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065402388

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Intention in Law and Philosophy

It protects us against manipulative and abusive conduct by others in pursuit of their own ends. ... Whether we are looking at a sick practical joke, a fabric of threatening lies, a complex and wrongful charade or an extended pattern of ...

Author: Ngaire Naffine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351739184

Category: Law

Page: 378

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This title was first published in 2001. Legal systems are posited on the assumption that people are rational intentional agents who can choose to follow or break the law. This book connects the common interests of lawyers and philosophers in the meaning of intention and its relation to responsibility in legal, moral and political contexts.
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Kentucky Law Journal

The dissenters , however , contended that the farce and mockery test was applicable , and that under that test there had been no denial of effective counsel ... there are several available alternatives currently in use by other courts .

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The cyclopedic dictionary of law

Pilots of the second description are established by legislative enactments at the principal seaports in this ... the port to take on a. licensed pilot of the port, usually the first who offers his services (118, U. S. 90; 12 Fed.

Author: Walter A. Shumaker

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876919458

Category: History

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Comprising the terms and phrases of American jurisprudence, including ancient and modern common law, international law, and numerous select titles from the civil law, the French and the Spanish law, etc.,etc. With an exhaustive collection of legal maxims.
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The Torts Process

The remedy which the law affords for trifling trespasses of children is inadequate. ... by gently laying on of hands, and using no more force than necessary to put them off, would be a roaring farce, with all honors to the juveniles.

Author: James A. Henderson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454887997

Category: Law

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The Torts Process, Ninth Edition uses a student-friendly, procedurally-focused approach that relies on proven problem-and-cases pedagogy to illuminate the overarching structure and organization of tort law. Its lively mix of problems, cases, notes, and questions stimulate thought and discussion, while providing a firm foundation in tort doctrine, history, and theory.
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The Weekly Law Bulletin and Ohio Law Journal

But if the governing board bad that the business of distilling was ultra vires sued for the tort , in action of ... to any extent without paying cises of power in the nature of torts , or are the taxes which the laws of the United quasi ...

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