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Seminar Topical Research Guides


Business Torts Reporter
The Business Torts Reporter is a monthly publication that offers analysis of cases and other developments in business torts.  The Reporter is available on Westlaw (2006-present).

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
This quarterly journal published by the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section contains analysis and insight into issues related tort and insurance law.  It is available on HeinOnline (1966-present) and Westlaw (select coverage 1982-present).

ABA TortSource
TortSource is a quarterly ABA publication that highlights topical tort law issues and includes legislative updates, examines recent cases, and provides practice tips.  It is available on HeinOnline (1998-present), the ABA website (2000-present), and Westlaw (2009-present).

Interdisciplinary Databases

Westlaw Databases (Westlaw password required)

Torts and Personal Injury Texts and Treatises – books on torts and personal injury topics, including handbooks, form books, and litigation guides

Multistate Tort Law Cases – cases from the state courts of all 50 states and the District of Columbia that relate to civil actions for injuries intentionally or negligently caused to persons or property. Coverage varies by state.


Below is a short list of treatises in the Law Library collection related to torts.  You can search for other resources in the ASU catalog by using subject headings such as: Torts, Tort Liability of Corporations, and Libel and Slander.

Business Torts Litigation (2005)
Business Torts Litigation offers a concise review of issues in economic torts including breach of fiduciary duties, misrepresentation and fraud, interference with contractual and economic relationships, and employment torts.  Each chapter provides an overview of the law and cites leading cases and treatises on the topic.

The Law of Torts (kept current through supplements)
This four-volume treatise provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of tort law.  It covers economic torts in depth.  The Law of Torts is also available on Westlaw.

Modern Tort Law: Liability and Litigation (kept current through supplements)
Modern Tort Law is a three-volume looseleaf set that covers the many aspects of tort law and explores the emerging areas within tort liability and litigation. Modern Tort Law is also available on Westlaw.

Sack on Defamation: Libel, Slander, and Related Problems (kept current through supplements)
Sack on Defamation is a two-volume set published by the Practicing Law Institute.  It addresses all aspects of defamation and provides insight on how the law of defamation, invasion of privacy, and related torts are affected by the internet and other electronic media.

Current Awareness and Web Resources

Torts Prof Blog
The Torts Prof Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blog Network, is edited by two tort law professors.  The blog is updated frequently and features tort-related news and commentary.

ABA Litigation Section, Business Torts
The website of the ABA Litigation Section, Business Torts provides links to news reports, articles, and recorded roundtables on business torts issues, as well as a Case Notes section which is organized by subject.

ABA Directory – Torts Blogs
The ABA has compiled an extensive list of blogs related to torts.

ABA Journal Law News – Torts
Links to news articles on tort law topics, compiled by the ABA Journal.

CALI Advanced Torts Lessons
CALI offers a number of online lessons on advanced torts topics including libel and slander, defamation, and false imprisonment.  Information on how to access CALI is available on the Law Library’s webpage.