Joseph H. King, Jr., Walter W. Bussart and UTK Distinguished Professor of Law, is the author of dozens of articles on tort law, with particular emphasis on medical issues. His specific areas of focus include medical malpractice, social security disability, worker’s compensation, the standard of care and causation, and defamation. His most recent articles include one in the Pepperdine Law Review examining difficulties with the definition of “battery” contained in the Restatement of Torts; an article in the Utah Law Review addressing defamation claims that are based on parody; and an article in the Alabama Law Review discussing expert testimony in medical malpractice cases. King’s influence is indicated by the fact that in 2010 alone, fourteen different articles that he has authored were cited in books or other articles. Past articles by King have appeared in other leading law journals, including those published by Yale, Duke, Vanderbilt, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Schools. King has served as a member of the law faculty at UT since 1973.
The Torts Restatement’s Inchoate Definition of Intent for Battery, and Reflections on the Province of Restatements, 38 Pepperdine L. Rev. 623-74 (2011).
Defamation Claims Based on Parody and Other Fanciful Communications Not Intended to Be Understood as Fact, 2008 Utah L. Rev. 875-945 (2009).
The Common Knowledge Exception to the Expert Testimony Requirement for Establishing the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice, 59 Ala. L. Rev. 51 (2007).
Deus ex Machina and the Unfulfilled Promise of New York Times v. Sullivan: Applying the Times for All Seasons, 95 Ky L. J. 649 (2007).
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