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Book Review: Cases on the Law of Torts, 10 Stanford Law Review 605 (1958)

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This casebook is a welcome addition to the teaching tools avail- able for teachers of torts. The senior editor has been in the fore- front of imaginative thinking in this field for a generation. His book on proximate cause and his essays on the duty problem in negligence did much to clarify an area of the law which had long been a quagmire of muddy thought. To be sure, Green did not invent the modern approach to negligence. Cardozo's opinion in the Palsgraf case was a milestone. Indeed, Brett, J., in one of those intuitive flashes which occasionally characterized his judgments, had anticipated Palsgraf sixty years earlier in Smith v. London & S. W. Ry. But Dean Green's contributions here were sound and filled with great insight. Nor should we overlook his work on deceit, defamation, family torts, and other multiple relation situations. He has done creative and original writing in all areas of the law of torts to which he has applied himself.

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1958

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Book Review: Cases on the Law of Torts, 10 Stanford Law Review 605 (1958)

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