O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action 2015

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O’Connor’s Texas Causes of Action contains over 1,500 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.

  • Feel confident that you understand legal complexities.
  • 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.
  • Save money by spending less time on the computer doing research.

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
  • Other Theories of Liability

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 2015 edition:

  • Thorough analysis of all relevant 2014 Texas Supreme Court opinions, including new guidelines on proving real-property damages, equitable relief in defamation actions, and whistleblower reporting requirements.
  • Critical coverage of important issues addressed in the Courts of Appeals, such as safety-related MLA claims, electronic-media defendants, and much more.
  • A new chart outlining causes of action recently enacted by the Texas Legislature.