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Disability And Income Loss Benefits Under The Minnesota No-Fault Act, Michael K. Steenson Jan 1998

Disability And Income Loss Benefits Under The Minnesota No-Fault Act, Michael K. Steenson

Faculty Scholarship

The Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act was intended to ensure the “prompt payment of specific basic economic loss benefits to victims of automobile accidents without regard to whose fault caused the accident,” to prevent overcompensation of less seriously injured people by the interposition of tort thresholds, and to encourage appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment by assuring prompt payment for that treatment. It seems clear that at least some of the initial promise of the Act has not been fulfilled. Payment of basic economic loss benefits, which the legislature intended to be paid promptly, has become bogged down in a quagmire …


A Downstream Perspective On South Dakota’S Purported Sale Of Water To Etsi, Norman W. Thorson Jun 1982

A Downstream Perspective On South Dakota’S Purported Sale Of Water To Etsi, Norman W. Thorson

New Sources of Water for Energy Development and Growth: Interbasin Transfers: A Short Course (Summer Conference, June 7-10)

29 pages (includes 2 maps).

Contains 13 attachments.


Negligence-Automobile Bailments--Effect Of Owner Responsibility Statutes, Bernard L. Goodman Feb 1951

Negligence-Automobile Bailments--Effect Of Owner Responsibility Statutes, Bernard L. Goodman

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff brought an action to recover for damage to his automobile resulting from a collision with defendant's automobile. Each of the vehicles was being negligently operated by the son of the owner. A statute provided that one operating a vehicle with the owner's consent should be deemed the owner's agent. The court refused to give an instruction which would preclude plaintiff's recovery if the jury found that his son's negligence contributed to the accident. On appeal from a verdict for the plaintiff, held, affirmed. The statute makes the bailor liable to persons injured because of the bailee's negligence but …


Negligence - Res Ipsa Loquitur - Application To Carriers, Michigan Law Review Feb 1937

Negligence - Res Ipsa Loquitur - Application To Carriers, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff was injured while riding on defendant's bus when it was struck by defendant's street car, the collision being caused by the derailment of the street car. It was not made clear on trial what was responsible for the derailment. Held, the defendant controlled both vehicles, the event was of a type which would not ordinarily occur if reasonable care were used, the injury to plaintiff was not due to any voluntary act on her part, so the jury could properly infer that the defendant was negligent under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. Birdsall v. Duluth-Superior Transit …


Negligence - Contribution Between Concurrent Tort Feasors - Subrogation Mar 1932

Negligence - Contribution Between Concurrent Tort Feasors - Subrogation

Michigan Law Review

A truck owner parked his truck on a public street at night knowing that the rear light was not burning. A Minnesota statute made it illegal to park a car at night without a light. The defendant negligently ran into the truck, whereby one of his companions was injured. The plaintiff, as insurer of the truck owner, paid for the injury, becoming subrogated to any right of contribution which the truck owner might have against the defendant. Held, that if the truck driver were guilty of negligence only, recovery could be had, but where there is an intentional wrong …