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Torts


This collection considers issues involved in determining whether the law should require a person to compensate for harm intentionally or unintentionally caused. These problems arise in situations as diverse as automobile collisions, operations of nuclear facilities, and consumption of defective food products. Among other considerations, the course explores various resolutions in terms of their social, economic, and political implications.

 
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Contract Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 1996

By: Lea S. Gifford

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: In 1996 State courts of general jurisdiction in the Nation?s 75 largest counties disposed of approximately 15,638 tort, contract, and real property rights cases by jury or bench trial. Contract cases accounted for about a third of all trial cases disposed. This report provides an in-depth examination of contract cases decided by a jury or judge in the Nation?s 75 largest counties. For purposes of this report, contract disputes involve fraud, employment discrimin...

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When Will They Ever Learn Educating to End Domestic Violence a Law...

By: Department of Justice

Legal Reference Publication

Introduction: Domestic violence is a societal problem of epidemic proportions. Experts estimate that 2 to 4 million American women are battered every year, and that between 3.3 and 10 million children witness violence in their homes. Battering affects families across America in all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups. As information about the extent and impact of domestic violence emerges, it has been identified as a criminal justice issue, a public health crisis, an...

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The Law of Toxic Substances

By: Theodore L. Garrett

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: During the past two decades, the protection of the public and the environment from harm caused by toxic substances has received the attention of all branches of the federal government. The law of toxic substances presents a complex set of scientific, legal and practical problems. It is still in an evolutionary stage. In order to cover the essentials, I unfortunately will have to oversimplify. Time constraints compel me to ignore many related aspects of this rich...

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Largent Ne Pousse Pas sur les Arbres : Comment Rentabiliser les Forets

By: A. Whiteman

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Lorsque les d?penses nous paraissent excessives ou injustifi?es, nous disons souvent que ?l?argent ne pousse pas sur les arbres?. Et, dans ce cas, nous n?avons pas tout ? fait tort car l?investissement dans la gestion des for?ts est un domaine o? cette remarque s?applique bien. A de rares exceptions pr?s, les arbres poussent plut?t lentement par rapport ? d?autres cultures, les r?coltes de bois sont peu fr?quentes et la concurrence d?autres mat?riaux d?prime les...

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Preparing National Regulations for Water Resources Management Prin...

By: Stefano Burchi

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Essentially finite stocks of freshwater resources have been coming under increasing pressure to satisfy the ever-growing economic, social and environmental demands of today?s complex, interdependent societies. In response to this pressure, governments virtually everywhere are substituting themselves for individual landowners as the masters or simply the guardians of water resources. As a result, government-administered legislation regulating the development, use...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION En dernihe analyse, c'est la demande de biens et de services qui est la force motrice de l'economie et conduit A l'industrialisation, A la pollution de l'air et aux autres formes de degradation du milieu. Les polluants sont les sous-produits involontaires des processus fondamentaux de production et d'utilisation (appelee a tort (( consomrnation ))). Au cours de ces dernieres annkes, on a discute pour savoir si cette pollution est inevitable, etant donne la p...

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Lhomme Sans Bras

By: Paul Feval (Pere)

Excerpt: I; QUINZE AO?T ALLE DES VEUVES. Tanneguy ne savait pas trop au juste si la vieille m‚tayŠre de Chƒteau-le-Brec, sŠche et raide sous sa coiffe, ‚tait bien son a‹eule. Au bourg d'Orlan, les bonnes gens l'appelaient tant“t Tanneguy Le Brec, tant“t le petit Monsieur. Pourquoi ce dernier nom, s'il ‚tait le fils d'une fermiŠre? Quant … cela, il ne s'‚tait point fait faute de questionner … tort et … travers: mais les bonnes gens du bourg n'en savaient pas beaucoup plus long que lui.

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Les Petites Filles Modeles

By: Mme La Comtesse De Segur

Excerpt: I; Camille et Madeleine. Mme de Fleurville ‚tait la mŠre de deux petites filles, bonnes, gentilles, aimables, et qui avaient l?une pour l?autre le plus tendre attachement. On voit souvent des frŠres et des soeurs se quereller, se contredire et venir se plaindre … leurs parents aprŠs s?ˆtre disput‚s de maniŠre qu?il soit impossible de d‚mˆler de quel c“t‚ vient le premier tort. Jamais on n?entendait une discussion entre Camille et Madeleine. Tant“t l?une, tant“t ...

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House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

By: Timothy Edgar

Excerpt: Timothy H. Edgar is a legislative counsel in the Washington Nation Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, responsible for national security, terrorism and immigration. Mr. Edgar, who hails fiom Albany, New York, graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1994. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, class of 1997, Mr. Edgar served as editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk to Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court...

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Authorizing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004 for Intelligence a...

Excerpt: The classified nature of United States intelligence activities prevents the Committee from disclosing the details of its budgetary recommendations in this Report. The Committee has prepared a classified supplement to this Report which contains // (a) the Classified Annex to this Report and // (b) the classified Schedule of Authorizations which is incorporated by reference in the Act and has the same legal status as public law. The Classified Annex to this Report...

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Eleventh Amendment Suits against States

By: Federal Depository Library

Government Printing Office publication for the Federal Depository Library:

Excerpts: Eleventh Amendment jurisprudence has become over the years esoteric and abstruse and the decisions inconsistent. At the same time, it is a vital element of federal jurisdiction that ??go[es] to the very heart of [the] federal system and affect[s] the allocation of power between the United States and the several states.?? 1 Because of the centrality of the Amendment at the intersection of federal judicial power and the accountability of the States and their offi...

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Nasdaq Amex

By: Joel Rithstein Wolfson

Government Reference Publication

Dear Sirs: In response to the Initial Notice Requesting Academic Papers and Public Comment regarding Warranty Protection for High-Tech Products and Services, I would like to submit three law reviews articles that I authored on relevant topics. The first, Electronic Mass Information Providers and Section 552 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts : The First Amendment Casts a Long Shadow, 29 RUTGERS LAW JOURNAL 7 (1 997), analyzes the cases that have almost universally held...

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Medical Malpractice Insurance Multiple Factors Have Contributed to...

By: Richard J. Hillman

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Our testimony today will focus on the factors that have contributed to the recent increases in insurance premium rates and the differences in rates among states that have passed varying levels of tort reform laws. Our findings are based on two reports we recently issued addressing various aspects of the recent increases in medical malpractice insurance rates. Recognizing that the medical malpractice market varies considerably across states, as part of these revi...

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Exempt Organizations Technical Topics A. Title Holding Companies

By: Ron Fowler, William W. Miller and Cheryl Chasin

Excerpt: Since 1916 the tax code has provided for exemption of title holding companies. Committee reports reflect that Congress provided for exemption of title holding companies to overcome state law obstacles against the direct holding of title to property by exempt organizations. Title holding companies hold title to property on behalf of other exempt organizations, including pension trusts. One of the major reasons a tax exempt organization forms a title holding compa...

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Military Law Review-Volume 135

By: ajor Daniel P. Shaver

Military Law Review

Excerpt: The Military Law Review has been published quarterly at The Judge Advocate General?s School, US. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1958. The Review provides a forum for those interested in military law to share the products of their experiences and research and is designed for use by military attorneys in connection with their official duties. Writings offered for publication should be of direct concern and import in this area of scholarship, and preference...

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Military Law Review-Volume 117

By: ajor Thomas J. Feeney

Military Law Review

Excerpt: The Military Law Review has been published quarterly at The Judge Advocate General?s School, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1958. The Review provides a forum for those interested in military law to share the products of their experience and research and is designed for use by military attorneys in connection with their official duties. Writings offered for publication should be of direct concern and import in this area of scholarship, and preference...

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Orau Team Conflict of Interest Policy

By: Department of Health and Human Services

In any situation that involves compensation for injury, whether a tort claim, a worker’s compensation case, or a claim made under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), the integrity of the process must be unimpeachable. This is particularly true under the EEOICPA, because one branch of the U.S. government (i.e., DOE) was responsible for the exposures to ionizing radiation and hazardous substances and is also charged with providing ...

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Our Legal Heritage

By: S. A. Reilly

Preface This was written to see what laws have been in existence for a long time and therefore have proven their success in maintaining a stable society. It?s purpose is also to see the historical context in which our legal doctrines were derived. It looks at the inception of the common law system, the origin of the jury system, the meaning in context of the Magna Carta provisions, the emergence of attorneys, and the formation of probate law from church origins.

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Le Grand Testament

By: François Villon

Et s'aucun me vouloit reprendre / Et dire que je le mauldiz, / Non faiz, se bien me scet comprendre ; / En riens de luy je ne mesdiz. / Vecy tout le mal que j'en dis : / S'il m'a este misericors, / Jhesus, le roy de paradis, / Tel luy soit a l'ame et au corps. / Et s'este m'a dur ne cruel, / Trop plus que cy je ne raconte, / Je veul que le Dieu eternel / Luy soit dont semblable a ce compte. / Et l'Eglise nous dit et compte / Que prions pour noz annemys ; / Je vous diray ...

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The Life of Lazarillo of Tormes, His Fortunes and Misfortunes as T...

Introduction: Lazarillo of Tormes appeared in sixteenth?century Spain like a breath of fresh air among hundreds of insipidly sentimental novels of chivalry. With so many works full of knights who were manly and brave enough to fight any adversary, but prone to become weak in the knees when they saw their fair lady nearby, was it any wonder that Lazarillo, whose only goal was to fill a realistically hungry stomach, should go straight to the hearts of all Spain. The little...

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