University of Pittsburgh

Advanced Torts

Catalog Number: 5197
2.0 Credits
Priority: General Enrollment Course

An in-depth study of the practical considerations and specialized rules which lawyers need to employ when handling cases such as auto accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, local and state government torts claims, and premises liability. The course will not only concentrate on various types of torts actions, but also on considerations which may be involved in all of those actions such as insurance coverage, emotional distress, by-stander claims, damages, apportionment of fault and special duties. The course also will cover tort reform issues.

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