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The Economic Treatment Of Automobile Injuries, Alfred F. Conard Dec 1964

The Economic Treatment Of Automobile Injuries, Alfred F. Conard

Michigan Law Review

The automobile has changed more than Americans' ways of transportation. It has changed their ways of housing, of working and playing, of eating, living, and loving. It has also added to their ways of suffering and dying.

The suffering and dying have called forth two kinds of treatment. The better recognized kind is medical treatment, which staves off death and minimizes pain and disability among the living. The less recognized kind of treatment is economic-the restoration to the injury victim or to his dependents of some part of the economic wellbeing that has been snatched away from them by loss …


Latin-American Land Reform: The Uses Of Confiscation, Kenneth L. Karst Dec 1964

Latin-American Land Reform: The Uses Of Confiscation, Kenneth L. Karst

Michigan Law Review

This article examines the legislative techniques for taking land, showing their confiscatory operation. For many lawyers, the analysis would then be easily completed: confiscation is wrongful and must be condemned. Rejecting the implicit absolutism of that conclusion, this article inquires into the justifications that can be pleaded on behalf of selective confiscation as an aid in solving some of Latin America's economic and social ills.


Libel And Slander—Judicial Extension Of Absolute Privilege In Defamation, Robert Keller Dec 1964

Libel And Slander—Judicial Extension Of Absolute Privilege In Defamation, Robert Keller

Buffalo Law Review

Sheridan v. Crisona, 14 N.Y.2d 108, 198 N.E.2d 359, 249 N.Y.S.2d 161 (1964).


Family Law—Anti-Heart Balm Act—Legal Sufficiency Of Action For Money Damages Based On Bogus Wedding Ceremony, Stephen Kellogg Dec 1964

Family Law—Anti-Heart Balm Act—Legal Sufficiency Of Action For Money Damages Based On Bogus Wedding Ceremony, Stephen Kellogg

Buffalo Law Review

Tuck v. Tuck, 14 N.Y.2d 341, 200 N.E.2d 554, 251 N.Y.S.2d 653 (1964).


Municipal Corporations—Fellow Servant Rule Not A Valid Defense To Liability Of City For Negligence Of Its Employee In Operating A Municipal Vehicle, Michael Swart Dec 1964

Municipal Corporations—Fellow Servant Rule Not A Valid Defense To Liability Of City For Negligence Of Its Employee In Operating A Municipal Vehicle, Michael Swart

Buffalo Law Review

Poniatowski v. City of New York, 14 N.Y.2d 76, 198 N.E.2d 237, 248 N.Y.S.2d 849 (1964).


Negligence—Complaint Alleging Mother’S Mental Distress With Physical Manifestations Caused By Witnessing Death Of Her Son By Alleged Negligence Of Defendant Held To State A Cause Of Action., Alan A. Milinowski Dec 1964

Negligence—Complaint Alleging Mother’S Mental Distress With Physical Manifestations Caused By Witnessing Death Of Her Son By Alleged Negligence Of Defendant Held To State A Cause Of Action., Alan A. Milinowski

Buffalo Law Review

Haight v. McEwen, 43 Misc. 2d 582, 251 N.Y.S.2d 839 (Sup. Ct. 1964).


Abstracts Of Recent Cases, David Gail Hanlon Dec 1964

Abstracts Of Recent Cases, David Gail Hanlon

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Torts--Statutes And Ordinance Obligation As Evidence Of Landlord's Duty To Trespass, John Payne Scherer Dec 1964

Torts--Statutes And Ordinance Obligation As Evidence Of Landlord's Duty To Trespass, John Payne Scherer

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legislation, Law Review Staff Oct 1964

Legislation, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Budget Planners--Regulation To Protect Debtors

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Criminal Law--Taxation of Court Costs

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Statute of Limitations--Professional Negligence--Foreign Objects Left in Patient's Body


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Oct 1964

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust Law--Violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act by Joint Venture

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Civil Rights--Anti-discrimination Law as a Vehicle for a Private Civil Action

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Condemnation--Landowner Cannot Recover From Federal Government for Damages Caused Before Date of Taking Where Government Did Not Previously Contemplate, Condemning Property

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Constitutional Law--Loss of Nationality--Foreign Residency Statute Held Violative of Due Process

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Constitutional Law--Reapportionment--Both Houses of a State Legislature Must Be Based as Nearly as Is Practicable on Population

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Constitutional Law--Twenty-first Amendment--Scope of State Power Over Intoxicants Moving Within Its Borders

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Evidence--Statutory Presumptions--Reasonableness Is Implicit in Test of Rational Connection

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Abstracts Of Recent Cases, William Walter Smith Jun 1964

Abstracts Of Recent Cases, William Walter Smith

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Contracts -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, Paul J. Hartman Jun 1964

Contracts -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, Paul J. Hartman

Vanderbilt Law Review

Both the one year provision and the sale of goods provision of the Statute of Frauds were construed in Anderson-Gregory Co. v. Lea.'Regarding the duration of the contract, the facts in the opinion are somewhat sparse... The court held that the contract did not come within this provision of the statute. If a contract could have been performed, under its terms, within a year from the time of its making, it is not within the Statute of Frauds, even though it is improbable that the contract would be performed within a year.

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The Tennessee Supreme Court case of Oman …


Procedure -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, William I. Harbison Jun 1964

Procedure -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, William I. Harbison

Vanderbilt Law Review

In two important decisions rendered during the survey period the Tennessee Supreme Court considered some of the aspects of joinder of actions under present circuit court practice. In the first of these, Necessary v. Gibson,' plaintiff joined a count for personal injuries resulting from defendants' alleged negligence with a count seeking recovery in contract based upon alleged promises of defendants to pay plaintiff for her injuries and expenses arising out of the same accident.


Torts -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, John W. Wade Jun 1964

Torts -- 1963 Tennessee Survey, John W. Wade

Vanderbilt Law Review

The elements of a valid cause of action in negligence are specifically enumerated by Justice Holmes of the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of Ruth v. Ruth:

1. A duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff.

2. A failure on the part of the defendant to perform that duty.

3. An injury to the plaintiff resulting proximately from the defendant's breach of that duty of care.

This outline will be used for the treatment of general questions of negligence, and particular fact situations will then be subsequently treated.


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Jun 1964

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust--FTC Proceeding Will Not Toll the Statute of Limitations in an Action Under Section 4(b) of the Clayton Act

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Conflict of Laws--Where None of the Beneficiaries Reside in Forum State, Limitation on Amount of Recovery Imposed by State Where Tort Occurred Governs

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Criminal Law--Double Jeopardy--Conviction of Greater Degree of Offense on Retrial

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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure--No Requirement that Agent Appointed To Receive Service of Process be Expressly Bound To Give Notice to Principal

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Labor Law--NLRA--Union's Duty To Represent Fairly

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Labor Law-Walsh--Healey Act--Secretary of Labor Not Authorized To Set More Than One Prevailing Wage

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Babcock V. Jackson: The Transition From The Lex Loci Delicti Rule To The Dominant Contacts Approach, Arthur M. Sherwood Jun 1964

Babcock V. Jackson: The Transition From The Lex Loci Delicti Rule To The Dominant Contacts Approach, Arthur M. Sherwood

Michigan Law Review

This comment will examine the lex loci delicti rule and the judicial transition from it to the new "dominant contacts" approach enunciated in Babcock, with some attempt to consider unresolved difficulties in the newer approach to choice of tort law.


Federal Civil Procedure-Existence Of Federal Cause Of Action For Abuse Of Federal Process, Laurence D. Connor Jun 1964

Federal Civil Procedure-Existence Of Federal Cause Of Action For Abuse Of Federal Process, Laurence D. Connor

Michigan Law Review

Petitioner was served with a subpoena ordering him to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. He subsequently brought an action in federal district court asking for damages and injunctive relief and praying that the subpoena be declared void and of no effect. He alleged it had been signed in blank by the Committee chairman and that respondent, an investigator for the Committee without delegated subpoena power, had filled in petitioner's name without authorization and caused it to be served on him at his place of employment. Petitioner also alleged that respondent intended to subject him to public shame …


The Extraterritorial Effect Of Foreign Exchange Control Laws, F. David Trickey May 1964

The Extraterritorial Effect Of Foreign Exchange Control Laws, F. David Trickey

Michigan Law Review

Article VIII section 2(b) of the International Monetary Fund Articles of Agreement makes "exchange contracts" which are contrary to approved foreign exchange regulations of members "unenforceable" and provides that member nations may further agree upon measures to enforce each other's foreign exchange laws. The recent New York Court of Appeals decision in Banco do Brasil, S.A. v. A. C. Israel Commodity Co. illustrates the serious shortcomings of IMF provisions for enforcing foreign exchange controls. The case also suggests that general conflict of laws rules can be used to effectuate the policies underlying exchange control laws.


Torts--Property Owner's Liability For Injuries To Public Employees, Victor Alfred Barone Apr 1964

Torts--Property Owner's Liability For Injuries To Public Employees, Victor Alfred Barone

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Torts-Joint Tort-Feasors--Release Of One Not Release Of All, Karen M. Swift Apr 1964

Torts-Joint Tort-Feasors--Release Of One Not Release Of All, Karen M. Swift

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff, a woman who had been struck by a taxicab, underwent treatment by defendant-physician. After eight months under defendant's care, she accepted his assurances that she would fully recover, and executed a general release in favor of the taxi driver. Plaintiff subsequently discovered, however, that the defendant had been negligent in his treatment of her both before and after the execution of the release. In a malpractice action before the Supreme Court of New York judgment was entered in favor of the plaintiff, and defendant appealed. The Appellate Division dismissed the original complaint, holding that the general release discharging the …


Torts - Policeman As Licensee, William T. Lehner Apr 1964

Torts - Policeman As Licensee, William T. Lehner

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Legal Cause In The Law Of Torts, D. Barry Hill Apr 1964

Book Review Of Legal Cause In The Law Of Torts, D. Barry Hill

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hart And Honore, Causation In The Law, John H. Mansfield Mar 1964

Hart And Honore, Causation In The Law, John H. Mansfield

Vanderbilt Law Review

It is scarcely necessary at this date to give notice of the publication of Causation in the Law. Since its appearance four years ago the book has become widely known and has been much discussed by legal scholars, particularly in the fields of torts and criminal law. Doubtless it has received similar attention from philosophers, for it is a work that seeks to achieve something which is seldom attempted, and then with little success, namely, to combine legal and philosophical thinking in a way that secures the understanding and approval of both philosophers and lawyers by satisfying the analytical rigor …


Federal Civil Procedure-Venue-Effect Of 1948 Judicial Code Definition Of Corporate Residence On Venue Under The Jones Act, Mary Mandana Long Mar 1964

Federal Civil Procedure-Venue-Effect Of 1948 Judicial Code Definition Of Corporate Residence On Venue Under The Jones Act, Mary Mandana Long

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff seaman, having been injured while serving on a vessel owned and operated by the defendant corporations, brought a civil action in federal district court alleging claims for negligence under the Jones Act, for unseaworthiness, and for maintenance and cure. The venue provision of the Jones Act requires that actions under it be brought in the district in which the defendant employer resides or in which his principal office is located. Plaintiff filed his complaint in the Western District of Pennsylvania although defendants were incorporated and maintained their principal offices in Louisiana. Defendants' motions to dismiss on the ground of …


Jury Instruction On Assumption Of Risk Under Fela Mar 1964

Jury Instruction On Assumption Of Risk Under Fela

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Radiation Injuries: Statute Of Limitations Inadequacies In Tort Cases, Samuel D. Estep, Thomas W. Van Dyke Mar 1964

Radiation Injuries: Statute Of Limitations Inadequacies In Tort Cases, Samuel D. Estep, Thomas W. Van Dyke

Michigan Law Review

Some injuries from overexposure to radiation may manifest themselves within existing statutory limitations periods, at least under some liberal ( or loose) judicial interpretations. Many injurious manifestations, however, will not arise for a great many years after exposure; it is the thesis of this article that some new legislative solutions must be adopted. Limiting the right to sue to the existing time periods as construed by many courts will be manifestly unfair to plaintiffs. A blanket, unconditional extension of the time period to as much as thirty years for all cases regardless of the local rule as to when the …


Products Liability - A Traditional Decision In Nevada Jan 1964

Products Liability - A Traditional Decision In Nevada

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Automobile Accident Costs And Payments: Studies In The Economics Of Injury Reparation, Alfred F. Conard, James N. Morgan, Robert W. Pratt Jr, Charles E. Voltz, Robert L. Bombaugh Jan 1964

Automobile Accident Costs And Payments: Studies In The Economics Of Injury Reparation, Alfred F. Conard, James N. Morgan, Robert W. Pratt Jr, Charles E. Voltz, Robert L. Bombaugh

Michigan Legal Studies Series

The report is presented as a pool of data which will serve many purposes. First of all, the report furnishes a perspective on the largeness and the smallness of the reparation process, and of its many parts. Second, the report supplies much more specific information than has ever before been available on many points, such as the high or low level of reparation in relation to losses; the number of people who get paid, and those who receive nothing; the levels of legal expense, including attorneys' fees. Third, it will furnish a guide for future research directed to narrower questions, …


Husband And Wife--Damages--Wife's Right To Damages For Loss Of Consortium Due To Negligent Injury Of Husband, Thomas C. Greene Jan 1964

Husband And Wife--Damages--Wife's Right To Damages For Loss Of Consortium Due To Negligent Injury Of Husband, Thomas C. Greene

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Parental Liability For Torts Of Children, Alice B. Freer Jan 1964

Parental Liability For Torts Of Children, Alice B. Freer

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.