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Author Eggen, Jean Macchiaroli, 1949- author.

Title Toxic torts in a nutshell / by Jean Macchiaroli Eggen, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School
Edition Fifth edition
Published St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xliii, 514 pages)
Series Nutshell series
Nutshell series.
Contents Introduction to the study of toxic torts -- Theories of liability : products -- Theories of liability : land-based claims -- CERCLA liability -- Liability of employers -- Other special defendants -- Defenses -- Causation -- Injuries and damages -- Mass toxic torts
Summary This work introduces the study of toxic torts and identifies the theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution. It also covers special defendants, such as employers, governmental entities, and government contractors; workers' compensation; insurance coverage issues; key defenses such as statutes of limitations and preemption; causation and scientific evidence; and new theories of injury and damages. A chapter examines regulation of hazardous releases into the environment under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The work also addresses mass toxic torts and examines emerging actions related to nanotechnology and hydraulic fracturing
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Toxic torts -- United States
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Toxic torts
Onrechtmatige daad.
United States
Verenigde Staten.
Genre/Form examination study guides.
Study guides
Study guides.
Guides de l'étudiant.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781634599733
Other Titles Toxic torts