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A New Book to Add to Your Law Library: Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia

I am pleased to announce that I have authored Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia, which is a reference book intended for legal professionals who need detailed technical information about the principal tort claims and defenses recognized in the District of Columbia. The book is logically organized to present essential legal principles together with supporting legal authority. Published opinions of the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia are extensively cited and quoted throughout the book.

The book discusses the torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conversion, trespass to chattel, trespass to realty, negligence (including employer negligence, legal malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, and other cases), strict liability for defective products, defamation, injurious falsehood, invasion of privacy, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidential relationship, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, spoliation of evidence, conspiracy, and loss of consortium.

The book also discusses various defenses against liability in tort, including consent, self-defense, defense of others, defense of property, justified arrest, reasonable use of force to arrest, contributory negligence, assumption of risk, workers’ compensation, the common interest and judicial proceedings privileges, sovereign and official immunity, legislative immunity, judicial and quasi-judicial immunity, and others.

Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia is available from Amazon.com and other retail outlets. To view the product page for this book on Amazon.com’s website, click here.