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North Carolina Torts

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North Carolina Torts
second edition

David A. Logan
Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law

Wayne A. Logan
William Mitchell College of Law

Carolina Academic Press
Durham, North Carolina

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Copyright © 2004 David A. Logan Wayne A. Logan All Rights Reserved

ISBN 0-89089-847-2 LCCN 2003115021

Carolina Academic Press
700 Kent Street Durham, North Carolina 27701 Telephone (919) 489-7486 Fax (919) 493-5668 www.cap-press.com

Printed in the United States of America

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To our students, who keep us learning.

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Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Part I The Basic Negligence Cause of Action xix xxi 1 3 5 8 15 15 19 22 25 27 27 33

Chapter 1 Duty 1.10 Duty 1.20 Misfeasance and Nonfeasance [1] Special Applications of the Misfeasance Rule [a] Negligent Entrustment of Chattel [b] “Negligent Entrustment” and Alcohol [c] Spoliation of Evidence Chapter 2 Duty Despite Nonfeasance: The Special Relationship Exceptions 2.10 Duty Despite Nonfeasance 2.20 Duty Because of a Special Relationship between the Plaintiff and the Defendant 2.30 Duty to Control Another for the Benefit of the Plaintiff Chapter 3 No Duty Despite Misfeasance: Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligent Infliction of Pure Economic Harm 3.10 No Duty Despite Misfeasance 3.20 Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress [1] The Early Cases [2] Johnson v. Ruark Obstetrics and Its Progeny [3] Pre-Impact Fear of Dying [4] Fear of Contracting Medical Condition 3.30 Negligent Infliction of Pure Economic Harm Chapter 4 No Duty Because of the Defendant’s Status: Immunities 4.10 Recovery for...

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