This marvelously intelligent study aid preserves the direct prose, understandable analysis, and colorful examples of the previous two editions. The third edition provides new material on the purposes of tort law, battery, sexual harassment, terminology and policies of negligence, health care malpractice issues, assumption of risk, strict liability, proof and causation, duty and proximate cause, duty to act, media torts and damages. Coverage also includes case summaries of “newsworthy issues” of headline interest throughout the text. A new chapter on fraud and heartbalm torts has been added as well. This text includes a substantial section of End Notes, useful for both professors and inquisitive students, packed with references to scholarly books and articles as well as case law.