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O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action 2014

O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action 2014

By Michol O'Connor
Update frequency: Annually
Free update period: 60 days before next edition is released
Format: Softbound portable book
Dimensions: 7.5" x 10"
ISBN: 978-1-59839-181-7
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O’Connor’s Texas Causes of Action contains over 1,400 pages of comprehensive commentary, providing indispensable information on the causes of action most frequently filed in Texas. It lists and explains the elements of each cause of action, with references to authority on each point and cross-references to relevant state pattern jury charges and secondary sources. The book covers contracts, negligence, and numerous other torts and statutory causes of action.
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  • Become an expert in minutes with the plain-English, tightly organized commentaries.
  • Avoid mistakes with practice tips, cautions, and notes that identify danger areas and offer guidance.
  • Save time with flowcharts and summary charts that highlight important information and concepts, helping you find answers quickly.
  • Be current by having the most recent case law and statutory law.
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Part 1. Introduction
  • How to Use This Book
Part 2. Causes of Action
  • Abuse of Process
  • Animal Actions
  • Assault
  • Contract Actions
  • Conversion
  • Death Actions
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Dram-Shop Liability
  • False Imprisonment
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraud
  • Insurance Actions
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Landlord-Tenant Actions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander Actions
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence Actions
  • Nuisance Actions
  • Premises Liability
  • Suits Against the Government
  • Texas Tort Claims Act—Negligence
  • Texas Tort Claims Act—Premises Liability
  • Theft Liability Act
  • Trade-Secret Misappropriation
  • Trespass to Real Property
  • Unfair Debt Collection
  • Usury
  • Warranty Actions
  • Wiretap Actions
  • Wrongful-Discharge Claims
  • Causes of Action Not Recognized in Texas
Part 3. Participatory & Vicarious Liability
  • Aiding & Abetting
  • Conspiracy
  • Principal-Agent Liability
  • Partnership Liability
  • Family Liability
Part 4. Damages & Other Compensation
  • Damages
  • Exemplary Damages
  • Interest
  • Court Costs
  • Attorney Fees
Part 5. Defenses
  • Government-Employee Immunities
  • Statutory Immunity
  • Parental Immunity
  • Estoppel Defenses
  • Statute of Frauds
  • Proportionate Responsibility & Contribution
  • Limitations
New in the 2014 edition:
  • Thorough analysis of all relevant 2013 legislation, including the new justice-court rules for landlord-tenant actions, the new Defamation Mitigation Act, the new expert-report requirements for medical-malpractice actions, and the new Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
  • Critical coverage of issues addressed in all relevant 2013 Texas Supreme Court opinions, including who is a party in a medical-malpractice action and what constitutes a good-faith report to an appropriate law-enforcement authority under the Texas Whistleblower Act.