936 Torts II - §001, Spring 2011

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Torts

Instructor(s) Barkan, Steven

Torts II covers economic and business torts (misrepresentation, interference, injurious falsehood, and breach of fiduciary duty), the economic loss doctrine, and dignitary torts (defamation and privacy). In contrast to Torts I, which focuses on torts that result in personal injury or property damage, Torts II focuses on economic loss and harm to reputation or dignity.

Torts II will be of particular interest to students interested in (1) business law because the torts covered are commonly litigated by businesses; (2) Constitutional protection of freedom of speech and of the press; and (3) taking a bar exam because subjects covered are included in the coverage of most state bar exams.

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