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When Owners Should Pay For Construction Delay: Corinno Civetta Construction Corp. And The No-Damage-For-Delay Clause, Marc Handelman Dec 1987

When Owners Should Pay For Construction Delay: Corinno Civetta Construction Corp. And The No-Damage-For-Delay Clause, Marc Handelman

Cardozo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Corporate Behavior And The Social Efficiency Of Tort Law, John A. Siliciano Aug 1987

Corporate Behavior And The Social Efficiency Of Tort Law, John A. Siliciano

Michigan Law Review

This article examines this dissonance between accepted theory and observed reality, between what the model envisions and what the tort system seems to deliver. After sketching the model in greater detail, the first section of the article reviews restraints within tort law on the achievement of efficient outcomes. The analysis then turns to the broader legal environment, and describes how legally sanctioned means of liability evasion - such as the corporate law doctrine of limited liability and the bankruptcy rules permitting discharge of obligations - may further undermine the practical utility of the social efficiency model of tort. The final …


A Proposal To Cap Tort Liability: Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Heightened Rationality, Richard S. Kuhl Jun 1987

A Proposal To Cap Tort Liability: Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Heightened Rationality, Richard S. Kuhl

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Note sets forth a model statute that limits high damage awards, yet will withstand the rigors of judicial scrutiny. After presenting a brief background of the medical malpractice crisis in Part I, Part II outlines the standards of equal protection review that the courts are presently using. The Note then focuses on the constitutional challenges to caps on medical malpractice liability in Part III. Part IV discusses the values and interests that were found to be dispositive in the courts' decisions. Finally, after analyzing the criteria that must be met to ensure that a legislative limitation will survive judicial …


Medical Maloccurrence Insurance: A First Party No-Fault Insurance Proposal For Resolving The Medical Malpractice Insurance Controversy, Larry M. Pollack Jun 1987

Medical Maloccurrence Insurance: A First Party No-Fault Insurance Proposal For Resolving The Medical Malpractice Insurance Controversy, Larry M. Pollack

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Part I of this Note examines the broad, underlying themes of tort theory and argues that, in general, the tort system's primary responsibility should be compensation, rather than deterrence of risk taking. In so far as the production of goods and services causes injury, such losses should be shared and spread as widely and proportionately as possible. Part II discusses the history and nature of the medical malpractice insurance crisis. Part III evaluates the numerous systemic solutions suggested by various commentators. Finally, Part IV proposes a new solution: first party, no-fault medical maloccurrence insurance (MMI).


The Constitutionality Of Punitive Damages Under The Excessive Fines Clause Of The Eighth Amendment, Andrew M. Kenefick Jun 1987

The Constitutionality Of Punitive Damages Under The Excessive Fines Clause Of The Eighth Amendment, Andrew M. Kenefick

Michigan Law Review

This Note explores whether courts should look beyond the broad language in Ingraham v. Wright and scrutinize punitive damages under the excessive fines clause. Part I sets out the intuitive argument that punitive damages are analogous to criminal fines. Part II analyzes the Supreme Court's decision in Ingraham v. Wright and also reviews the few federal and state court decisions that have dealt with the excessive fines clause in civil cases, most of which have concluded that the clause has no application in a civil setting. This Part asserts that courts cannot rely solely on the Ingraham decision but must …


Road Signs And The Goals Of Justice, Joseph Sanders May 1987

Road Signs And The Goals Of Justice, Joseph Sanders

Michigan Law Review

Review of Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes, and the Law: Private Law Perspectives on a Public Law Problem by Guido Calabresi


Apocalypse Now?, Richard L. Marcus May 1987

Apocalypse Now?, Richard L. Marcus

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts by Peter H. Schuck


Asbestos And The Dalkon Shield: Corporate America On Trial, Joseph A. Page May 1987

Asbestos And The Dalkon Shield: Corporate America On Trial, Joseph A. Page

Michigan Law Review

A Review of At Any Cost: Corporate Greed, Women, and the Dalkon Shield by Morton Mintz and Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial by Paul Brodeur


Reckless Endangerment Of An Employee: A Proposal In The Wake Of Film Recovery Systems To Make The Boss Responsible For His Crimes, Anne D. Samuels Apr 1987

Reckless Endangerment Of An Employee: A Proposal In The Wake Of Film Recovery Systems To Make The Boss Responsible For His Crimes, Anne D. Samuels

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Note argues that the traditional regulatory, civil, and criminal mechanisms are both ineffective and inappropriate to deter or punish corporate decisionmakers for decisions that pose risks to the safety or health of employees in the workplace. The Note proposes a new criminal offense to prevent and punish culpable corporate decisionmaking that results in employee deaths or injuries. Part I explains the novel application of the traditional murder offense in Film Recovery Systems and demonstrates that the case fails to lay the foundation for a standardized response to employee endangerment. Part II analyzes the traditional responses of the regulatory and …


Common Law Remedies Of Employees Injured By Employer Use Of Polygraph Testing, Deborah Weimer Jan 1987

Common Law Remedies Of Employees Injured By Employer Use Of Polygraph Testing, Deborah Weimer

University of Richmond Law Review

Defamation and invasion of privacy occur routinely during the administration of polygraph examinations in the workplace. Previously, employers have been shielded from liability for defamation on the grounds that publications in this context are protected by a qualified privilege. Until recently, the general perception was that employees had no substantial expectation of privacy in the workplace.


How To Avoid Increased Damages And Attorneys' Fees: The Duties Of The Accused Infringer And The Patent Owner, 20 J. Marshall L. Rev. 433 (1987), Kirk M. Hartung Jan 1987

How To Avoid Increased Damages And Attorneys' Fees: The Duties Of The Accused Infringer And The Patent Owner, 20 J. Marshall L. Rev. 433 (1987), Kirk M. Hartung

UIC Law Review

No abstract provided.


Punitive Damages In Arbitration, 21 J. Marshall L. Rev. 21 (1987), Stephen P. Bedell Jan 1987

Punitive Damages In Arbitration, 21 J. Marshall L. Rev. 21 (1987), Stephen P. Bedell

UIC Law Review

No abstract provided.


Unconscionability - Real Property Lawyers Confront A New Problem, 21 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1 (1987), Robert Kratovil Jan 1987

Unconscionability - Real Property Lawyers Confront A New Problem, 21 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1 (1987), Robert Kratovil

UIC Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legal Factors In The Acquisition Of A United State Corporation: Litigation By Hostile Targets, Johan E. Droogmans Jan 1987

Legal Factors In The Acquisition Of A United State Corporation: Litigation By Hostile Targets, Johan E. Droogmans

LLM Theses and Essays

Acquisitions of United States corporations have become increasingly complex takeover contests, where bidders and target corporations are forced into offensive and defensive litigation strategies to protect their respective interests. Targets often assert that the bidders have violated federal or state securities laws, federal antitrust laws, federal margin regulations, federal and state regulatory systems, and federal anti-racketeering laws. These lawsuits are primarily based on the principal federal regulation of takeovers in section 14(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Williams Act. Target litigation is customary, but entails certain disadvantages; a lawsuit rarely stops an offer, is expensive, …


Hedonic Damages In Section 1983 Actions: A Remedy For The Unconstitutional Deprivation Of Life Jan 1987

Hedonic Damages In Section 1983 Actions: A Remedy For The Unconstitutional Deprivation Of Life

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Varieties Of Numerical Remedies, Eric Schnapper Jan 1987

The Varieties Of Numerical Remedies, Eric Schnapper

Articles

This article seeks to provide a coherent account of why the federal courts have used numerical remedies and an analysis of the types of cases in which they should do so.

Part I describes the evolution of court ordered numerical remedies in Title VII and other employment cases and discusses the appellate courts' failure to establish any clear standards for adopting and framing such remedies. Part II argues that this lack of a coherent set of standards is due to a failure to recognize that the lower courts have been utilizing numerical remedies in six quite distinct types of cases, …


Property Law - A Fresh Look At Contractual Tenant Remedies Under The North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act - Miller V. C.W. Myers Trading Post, Inc., Johnny Foster Jan 1987

Property Law - A Fresh Look At Contractual Tenant Remedies Under The North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act - Miller V. C.W. Myers Trading Post, Inc., Johnny Foster

Campbell Law Review

This note will examine some of the other contractual remedies that the North Carolina courts could make available to tenants for breach of the implied warranty of habitability. The Miller case suggests that the courts would hold that some of these remedies are available under the Act but that others are not. This note will address the issues of why some of these remedies should or should not be available under Miller and the Act. Since the North Carolina courts seem to be willing to consider other remedies under the Act, lawyers who represent North Carolina tenants should familiarize themselves …


A Synthesis And Integration Of Supreme Court Precedent Regarding The Regulatory Taking Of Land, John W. Ragsdale Jr Jan 1987

A Synthesis And Integration Of Supreme Court Precedent Regarding The Regulatory Taking Of Land, John W. Ragsdale Jr

Faculty Works

In the post World War II era of rapid land development, emergent environmental problems, and heightened legislative response, the taking clause has proved to be the most pervasive and significant limitation on the power of government over private land usage. The dimensions and implications of this provision and the interpretive Supreme Court opinions have attracted the attention of numerous scholars whose efforts, usually, have been rather critical. The authors have often sought to question the logic, language and premises of fundamental opinions, to warn of the economic, moral and ecological consequences of portended judicial trends, to pose new taking tests …


Preemption Of Section 1983 By Title Vii: An Unwarranted Deprivation Of Remedies, Nancy Levit Jan 1987

Preemption Of Section 1983 By Title Vii: An Unwarranted Deprivation Of Remedies, Nancy Levit

Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


The Disaggregation Of Damages Requirement In Private Monopolization Actions, James R. Mccall Jan 1987

The Disaggregation Of Damages Requirement In Private Monopolization Actions, James R. Mccall

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.