New Civil Law Books

Below is a list of Civil Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Payments law in a nutshell / by Mary Beth Matthews, Steve H. Nickles.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF957.Z9 N528 2015
Publisher:


This text summarizes and explains the fundamental law applicable to a broad variety of current payment systems. Coverage includes issues of liability, transfer, holder in due course status, and check collection applicable to negotiable instruments (checks, notes, drafts) governed by UCC Articles 3 and 4, as well as letters of credit and documents of title governed by UCC Articles 5 and 7. The text further examines the rights, obligations, and federal protection applicable to credit and debit cards. Finally, this title addresses recent legal developments in regard to a variety of electronic fund transfers, prepaid cards and digital currencies. Find out more (catalog link)

Products liability law / by David G. Owen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1296 .O94 2015
Publisher:


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Products liability in a nutshell / by David G. Owen.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1296.Z9 P48 2015
Publisher:


This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen's acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability. Find out more (catalog link)

Equine regulatory law / Robert L. Heleringer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .H45 2012
Publisher:


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Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction / Rena Steinzor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9350 .S74 2014
Publisher:


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Elements of Illinois law : workers' compensation / chapter author: Brian T. McGovern.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1542 .M34 2015
Publisher:


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Citizens, community and crime control / Karen Bullock.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7431 .B845 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a timely examination of the forms and functions of citizen and community participation in policing. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Plato and Putnam, Bullock explores the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control. The book considers how these concepts have come to inform government policy and contemporary police practice, and the impact citizen participation has had upon political decision-making, accountability and the promotion of a 'democratic' police service. Find out more (catalog link)

How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation / Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1250 .B37 2015
Publisher:


Comparing judicialized and bureaucratized injury compensation policies, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke conclude that litigation divides interests between victims and villains and winners and losers, and so creates a comparatively fractious, chaotic politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .B39 2015
Publisher:


In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Find out more (catalog link)

Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .H54 2015
Publisher:


This book examines how the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and the UK's Human Rights Act influence legislative decision-making and explores to what extent governmental and parliamentary behaviours have changed on key policy issues which present serious challenges for contemporary democracies in an age of rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal rules of evidence in a nutshell / by Michael H. Graham.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8935.Z9 G7 2015
Publisher:


The Nutshell, reflecting the Federal Rules of Evidence as restyled and amended effective December 1, 2014, contains a crisp, clear, concise, and complete explanation of each Federal Rule of Evidence designed to prepare every student for the course final, the multistate bar examination, and most significantly a successful litigation practice career. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois civil practice : opening the case, 2015 / chapter authors: Owen M. Blood [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1738 .I421 2015
Publisher:


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Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D..

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.M4 O44 2015
Publisher:


In 'Bad Faith', acclaimed physician and author Dr Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Find out more (catalog link)

Civil procedure / by Jack H. Friedenthal, Mary Kay Kane, Arthur R. Miller.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8840 .F72 2015
Publisher:


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Civil rights in American law, history, and politics / edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .C58 2014
Publisher:


Civil Rights in American Law, History, and Politics charts the ambiguous and contested meanings of civil rights in law and culture and confronts important questions about race in contemporary America. It brings together the work of five scholars to offer different ways of talking about civil rights now and in the future. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal civil practice / chapter authors, Wilber H. Boies... [and others.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KF8840.A2 F44 2015
Publisher:


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Class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s / Nancy Woloch.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3555 .W65 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labour standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws - such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws - from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labour law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Find out more (catalog link)

Estate planning in Illinois guardianships, 2015 / Margot Gordon.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1340 .G67 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Evolution and equilibrium of copyright in the digital age / edited by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais.

Location: lax
Call #: K1447.95 .E96 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Copyright must evolve to support the opportunities and demands of the digital age, while balancing the interests of authors, owners, intermediaries and users of all types (including libraries, researchers and creators). This book contributes to the copyright debate and provides pathways for a structured policy discussion on copyright reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois civil appeals : state and federal / general editors: Brad A. Edward, Michael A. Scodro ; chapter authors: Jennifer T. Beach [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1755 .I47 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Illinois family law : preliminary considerations in dissolution actions / chapter authors, David C. Ainley ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4352 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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In defense of plural marriage / Ronald C. Den Otter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF519 .D46 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


While much has been written about same-sex marriage, as of yet there has been no book-length legal treatment of unions among three or more individuals. The first major study on plural marriage and the law, 'In Defense of Plural Marriage' begins to fill this lacuna in the scholarly literature. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of torts / Joseph W. Glannon.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1250.Z9 G58 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; Aspen Publishers,


Written by the author of the best-selling Examples & Explanations study guide for Civil Procedure, Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts, Fourth Edition , presents a succinct overview of Torts with Joseph W. Glannon's famous humor. Find out more (catalog link)

Torts in a nutshell / by Edward J. Kionka.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1250.Z9 K53 2015
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


A clear, concise, current, and authoritative explanation of all of the most important U.S. tort law doctrines, including those covered in first-year torts courses in law schools. Coverage includes tort law origins and objectives; causation; strict liability; negligence liability and defenses; intentional tort liability and defenses; special liability rules (premises liability, products liability, employers, etc.); damages; tort and contract; immunities; wrongful death and survival; defamation; privacy; misrepresentation. Find out more (catalog link)

Toxic torts in a nutshell / by Jean Macchiaroli Eggen, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF1299.H39 E37 2015
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


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. Find out more (catalog link)

Public rights, private relations / Jean Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .T49 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Many of the interests protected by public law are regularly violated by powerful private actors. Analysing the application of public law rights to the private sphere, this book develops a theoretical framework for the application of human and constitutional rights in relations between private parties. Find out more (catalog link)

Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France / Leila Kawar.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .K39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the historical development of immigrant rights litigation in both the United States and France over the past four decades. It illustrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, activity in court can have important effects on immigration policymaking. Find out more (catalog link)

Automobile fraud : odometer, salvage, and lemon laundering fraud, title abuses and yo-yo sales / Carolyn L. Carter, John W. Van Alst, Jonathan Sheldon ; contributing author, Bernard Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2036.A8 C37 2015
Publisher: National Consumer Law Center,


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Contemporary relationships and the law, 2015 / chapter authors: Angelika Kuehn, Mark T. Neil.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .K84 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Illinois farming law : property issues / chapter authors, Keith W. Casteel, Thomas G. Hamill.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1317.5 .I442 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure / by Steven S. Gensler.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8820.A313 G464 2015
Publisher: Matthew Bender,


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Changing face of Illinois family law : 2016 marriage and dissolution of Marriage Act overhaul / Steven N. Peskind, Peskind Law Firm, St. Charles.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .I4565 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Class actions, 2015 / chapter authors: Wilber H. Boies [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1730 .C55 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Privacy law fundamentals / Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .S665 2015
Publisher: International Association of Privacy Professionals,


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Global Internet law in a nutshell / by Michael L. Rustad (Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law and co-director intellectual property law concentration, Suffolk University School of Law).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.C6 R87 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


This volume covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, global consumer law, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community statutes. Find out more (catalog link)

Chitty on contracts.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KD1554 .C45 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell : Thomson Reuters,


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Religion and the state in American law / Boris I. Bittker, Late Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Scott C. Idleman, Marquette University Law School; Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University, College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4865 .B57 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book provides a comprehensive overview of religion and government in the United States. In addition to an extended discussion of the First Amendment, it addresses hot-topic issues such as religious liberty, religion in the classroom, and displays of religion in government. Find out more (catalog link)

Oxford handbook of European Union law / edited by Anthony Arnull and Damian Chalmers.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE947 .O94 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Mental disability law : civil and criminal / Michael L. Perlin (Professor of Law, New York Law School), Heather Ellis Cucolo (co-owner and partner, Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates).

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF480 .P46 2016
Publisher: LexisNexis, Matthew Bender & Company,


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Accessories in private law / Joachim Dietrich and Pauline Ridge.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.L5 D54 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Patent enforcement in the US, Germany and Japan / by Toshiko Takenaka, Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law, School of Law, University of Washington [and 5 others].

Location: lax
Call #: K1505 .T35 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Litigating disputed estates, trusts, guardianships, and charitable bequests, 2016/ John T. Brooks, general editor ; chapter authors, John T. Brooks ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1347 .L58 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Contract law / general editor: Karen F. Botterud ; chapter authors: Elizabeth E. Babbitt ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1350 .C6 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Public practice, private law : an essay on love, marriage, and the state / Gary Chartier.

Location: lax
Call #: K675 .C48 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Reason and restitution : a theory of unjust enrichment / Charlie Webb.

Location: lax
Call #: K920 .W43 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Privacy revisited : a global perspective on the right to be left alone / Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: K3263 .K76 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Practical handbook on the operation of the Service Convention.

Location: lax
Call #: K7637.A4 1965 P73 2016
Publisher: Hague Conference on Private International Law,


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