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Defective Products: Abnormal Use, Contributory Negligence, And Assumption Of Risk, Dix W. Noel Jan 1972

Defective Products: Abnormal Use, Contributory Negligence, And Assumption Of Risk, Dix W. Noel

Vanderbilt Law Review

This article will attempt to analyze these three general kinds of conduct on the part of the plaintiff, giving attention to basic tort principles and to traditional distinctions. Special emphasis will be placed on the functions of court and jury in resolving questions posed by situations in which injury is caused both by a defective product and by the plaintiff's handling of that product. It will be shown that a court's choice of policy factors as a basis for strict liability may affect considerably its final decision.


Toward A Test For Strict Liability In Torts, Jon T. Hirschoff, Guido Calabresi Jan 1972

Toward A Test For Strict Liability In Torts, Jon T. Hirschoff, Guido Calabresi

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Societal Concepts Of Criminal Liability For Homicide In Medieval England, Thomas A. Green Jan 1972

Societal Concepts Of Criminal Liability For Homicide In Medieval England, Thomas A. Green

Articles

THE early history of English criminal law lies hidden behind the laconic formulas of the rolls and law books. The rules of the law, as expounded by the judges, have been the subject of many studies; but their practical application in the courts, where the jury of the community was the final and unbridled arbiter, remains a mystery: in short, we know little of the social mores regarding crime and crimi- nals. This study represents an attempt to delineate one major aspect of these societal attitudes. Its thesis is that from late Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the middle …


Workmen's Compensation: Toward A Stricter Liability For Enterprise, John A. Payne Jr. Jan 1972

Workmen's Compensation: Toward A Stricter Liability For Enterprise, John A. Payne Jr.

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This article considers the situation in which an employee injured by a defective product in the course of his employment can proceed both against his employer insured by a workmen's compensation program and against a manufacturer of the employer's equipment who is strictly liable under a claim of products liability. The focus is not on the manufacturer as employer but on the manufacturer as supplier of defective equipment which causes injury. This is the best situation for analyzing the problems arising from the present system for distributing losses because, where the negligence of the employer has been an independent cause …


Recent Treaties And Statutes, William H. Schwarzschild, Iii Jan 1972

Recent Treaties And Statutes, William H. Schwarzschild, Iii

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Admiralty--Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Amendments of 1972--Congress Abrogates Doctrine of Seaworthiness for Longshoremen

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Space Law--Convention on Liability--Procedure Established to Enforce Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects


No-Fault Automobile Insurance In Pennsylvania - A Constitutional Analysis, Joel M. Martel Jan 1972

No-Fault Automobile Insurance In Pennsylvania - A Constitutional Analysis, Joel M. Martel

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.