839 Remedies - §001, Fall 2012

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Business, Corporate, Commercial Law

Instructor(s) Mitchell, Thomas

The course will survey the laws governing damages, injunctions, and both the substantive and remedial law of restitution. We touch on such topics as: recovery of compensatory damages in contract and tort cases (both personal injury cases, and disputes concerning injury to personal or real property); punitive damages; pre-judgment interest; attorney's fees; the right to jury trial; the standards for obtaining preliminary, as well as final, injunctive relief; modification of injunctions; relief in civil rights cases; the features of the constructive trust and its cousin the equitable lien; other restitutionary devices; and more. The course should be seen as a survey. Some of the material covered will be review (for many) of concepts encountered in contracts, torts, property, real estate, federal courts, and procedure. Some believe the course should be required.

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