Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts, 10th Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9137-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 1340 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-06-27
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $184.00

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Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts, 10th Edition provides a detailed examination of every major area of Canadian tort law.

This highly regarded casebook provides a detailed examination of every major area of Canadian tort law. For each topic there are clear explanatory introductions, concise extracts of key judicial decisions and statutes, editorial discussions, detailed notes, questions and references to the literature, and review problems.

New in this edition

The tenth edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts retains the qualities and features of the previous edition and has added:

  • Recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions on negligent misrepresentation, reasonable foreseeability, and recovery for psychiatric harm.
  • New sections on the nature of damage in negligence, remoteness and losses beyond the scope of the risk.
  • Updated analysis of waivers and exclusion clauses, defamation cases decided pursuant to anti-SLAPP legislation, the conversion of cheques, cyber-bullying and the non-consensual recording and/or distribution of intimate images.
  • Updated discussion of the use of deadly force in defence of property, the use of drones in the context of privacy and trespass to airspace, the illegality defence, nuisance, conspiracy, the unlawful means tort, and Charter damages.
  • New review problems and updates notes that include many recent cases and articles.
About the Author
Robert Solomon (LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School; LL.M., Yale) joined the Faulty of Law at Western University in 1972 and was awarded the rank of Distinguished University Professor in 2013. He has been engaged in research and teaching in tort law, alcohol and drug policy, and healthcare law for more than 40 years. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and government and other reports. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Addiction Research Foundation and has served as a consultant to leading law firms, health organizations, government agencies, and research agencies throughout Canada and abroad. He is currently the National Director of Legal Policy for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada and a member of national and international traffic safety organizations. He has won University and provincial teaching awards, and his research has been recognized by the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety and the Kaiser Foundation.

Mitchell McInnes is a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta. He previously taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University; clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada; and served as a Legal Research Officer with the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Professor McInnes' research focuses on wills, trusts, unjust enrichment, tort, and remedies. He is the author of The Canadian Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution; and a co-author of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (Carswell); of Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution; of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business; of Oosterhoff on Trusts (Carswell); of Oosterhoff on Wills (Carswell); of Restitution: Developments in Unjust Enrichment (Lawbook Co.); and of Understanding Unjust Enrichment.

He has published over one hundred papers in leading journals and his work has been relied upon by all level of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the United Kingdom Supreme Court, the High Court of Australia, and the New Zealand Supreme Court. He has received numerous teaching awards and he has been recognized by Macleans magazine as one of Canada's leading university teachers.

Erika Chamberlain (LL.B. (Dist.) Western 2001; Ph.D. Cambridge 2009) is Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Law at Western University. Prior to her appointment, she served as clerk to Mr. Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Her teaching and research focus on tort law, equity, and impaired driving law. She has published in leading legal and public health journals, was co-editor of Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007) and Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy, and co-author of The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). Dr. Chamberlain was named Professor of the Year by Western Law's Student Legal Society in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013.

Stephen G.A. Pitel, (B.A., Carleton; LL.B., Dalhousie; LL.M., Ph.D., Cambridge), is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at Western University. His teaching and research is focused on the conflict of laws, civil procedure, torts and legal ethics. He has co-authored, edited or co-edited fourteen books including Conflict of Laws (2010) and The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). He has written many articles on private international law and won several teaching awards. He previously practiced commercial litigation in Toronto.