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Zillman co-authors Maine Tort Law supplement

Monday, 14 November 2011

University of Maine at Presque Isle President Don Zillman recently added another title to his list of publications – he and colleague Jack H. Simmons co-authored the Maine Tort Law 2011 Supplement.

Published by LexisNexis, the work provides updates to the 2004 edition of Maine Tort Law, which was co-authored by Zillman, Simmons and David D. Gregory. According to the LexisNexis website, Maine Tort Law serves as a quick reference guide for civil litigators and summarizes the legal requirements of virtually every cause of action based in tort recognized in Maine.

The 87-page supplement covers 19 chapters and provides updates on everything from assault and battery and false imprisonment to products liability and defamation. Torts are civil wrongdoings for which damages can be sought by the injured party.

"It has been a pleasure to plug in to the efforts of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. Congress and the Maine State Legislature – and the work they have done that impacts tort law in Maine – in order to put this supplement together," Zillman said.