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Pricing Lives For Corporate Risk Decisions, W. Kip Viscusi May 2015

Pricing Lives For Corporate Risk Decisions, W. Kip Viscusi

Vanderbilt Law Review

The 2014 GM ignition-switch recall highlighted the inadequacies of the company's safety culture and the shortcomings of regulatory sanctions. The company's inattention to systematic thinking about product safety can be traced to the hostile treatment of corporate risk analyses by the courts. This Article proposes that companies should place a greater value on lives at risk than they have in previous risk analyses and that they should receive legal protections for product risk analyses. Companies' valuations of fatality risks and regulatory penalties have priced lives too low. The guidance provided by the value of a statistical life, which is currently …


The Risky Interplay Of Tort And Criminal Law: Punitive Damages, Daniel M. Braun Jan 2013

The Risky Interplay Of Tort And Criminal Law: Punitive Damages, Daniel M. Braun

Daniel M Braun

The rise of modern mass tort litigation in the U.S. has transformed punitive damages into something of a “hot button” issue. Since the size of punitive damage awards grew so dramatically in the past half century, this private law remedy has begun to involve issues of constitutional rights that traditionally pertained to criminal proceedings. This has created a risky interplay between tort and criminal law, and courts have thus been trying to find ways to properly manage punitive damage awards. The once rapidly expanding universe of punitive damages is therefore beginning to contract. There remain, however, very serious difficulties. Despite …


Debunking The Myth That Insurance Coverage Is Not Available Or Allowed For Intentional Torts Or Damages, Christopher French Jan 2012

Debunking The Myth That Insurance Coverage Is Not Available Or Allowed For Intentional Torts Or Damages, Christopher French

Journal Articles

Over the years, a myth has developed that insurance coverage is not available or allowed for intentional injuries or damage. This myth has two primary bases: one, the “fortuity” doctrine, which provides that insurance should only cover losses that happen by chance; and two, public policy, which allegedly disfavors allowing insurance for intentional injuries or damage. This article dispels that myth. Many types of liability insurance policies expressly cover intentional torts including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation, disparagement, and improper employment practices such as discrimination. In addition, punitive damages, which typically are awarded for intentional misconduct, are …


Debunking The Myth That Insurance Coverage Is Not Available Or Allowed For Intentional Torts Or Damages, Christopher French Dec 2011

Debunking The Myth That Insurance Coverage Is Not Available Or Allowed For Intentional Torts Or Damages, Christopher French

Christopher C. French

Over the years, a myth has developed that insurance coverage is not available or allowed for intentional injuries or damage. This myth has two primary bases: one, the “fortuity” doctrine, which provides that insurance should only cover losses that happen by chance; and two, public policy, which allegedly disfavors allowing insurance for intentional injuries or damage. This article dispels that myth. Many types of liability insurance policies expressly cover intentional torts including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation, disparagement, and improper employment practices such as discrimination. In addition, punitive damages, which typically are awarded for intentional misconduct, are …


Los Daños Punitivos En El Derecho Argentino, Carlos Molina Sandoval Aug 2010

Los Daños Punitivos En El Derecho Argentino, Carlos Molina Sandoval

Carlos Molina Sandoval

Esta contribución analiza la incoporación de los daños punitivos en la reforma de la Ley de Defensa del Consumidor y propone algunos puntos conflictivos para su discusión


Filling In The Blank: Defining Breaches Of Contract Excepted From Discharge As Willful And Malicious Injuries To Property Under 11i U.S.C. § 523(A)(6), Bryan Hoynak Mar 2010

Filling In The Blank: Defining Breaches Of Contract Excepted From Discharge As Willful And Malicious Injuries To Property Under 11i U.S.C. § 523(A)(6), Bryan Hoynak

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reformas Sustanciales A La Ley De Defensa Del Consumidor, Carlos Molina Sandoval Mar 2008

Reformas Sustanciales A La Ley De Defensa Del Consumidor, Carlos Molina Sandoval

Carlos Molina Sandoval

Mediante la presente comunicación se procura realizar un primer acercamiento al contenido de la reforma Nº 26.361 de defensa del consumidor, enfatizando el análisis de los los principales temas modificados.


Defensa Del Consumidor: El Derecho A La Información En El Mercosur, Carlos Molina Sandoval Mar 2003

Defensa Del Consumidor: El Derecho A La Información En El Mercosur, Carlos Molina Sandoval

Carlos Molina Sandoval

La ley de Defensa del Consumidor en su art. 4, regula concretamente el derecho de información señalando que quienes produzcan, importen. distribuyan o comercialicen cosas o presten servicios, deben suministrar a los consumidores o usuarios, en forma cierta y objetiva, información veraz detallada, eficaz y suficiente sobre las características esenciales de los mismos. El derecho (y su correlativo deber) de información no encuentra regulación exclusiva en la ley de Defensa del Consumidor, sino que se contempla en otros sectores del ordenamiento. Asimismo, éste se encuentra en la Constitución Nacional, la Ley de Lealtad Comercial, Código Alimentario Argentino, Ley de Medicamentos, …


Wrongful Dishonor, James J. White Jan 1976

Wrongful Dishonor, James J. White

Other Publications

Uniform Commercial Code section 4-402. I. Basic Liability II. Damages III. Miscellaneous Asides


Restitution-Unjust Enrichment-Right Of Defaulting Purchaser To Recover Part Payment, Theodore J. St. Antoine S.Ed. Apr 1956

Restitution-Unjust Enrichment-Right Of Defaulting Purchaser To Recover Part Payment, Theodore J. St. Antoine S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff made a prepayment of $59,946.67, or twenty-five percent, on twenty printing presses which it was purchasing for shipment to Russia. Before their delivery a federal regulation was promulgated under which plaintiff was denied an export license. Plaintiff therefore rejected tender of the presses, and defendant vendor sold them to a third party for $18,765 more than the contract price to plaintiff. Plaintiff sued to recover its down payment and the profit resulting from defendant's resale. On appeal from a judgment for defendant, held, reversed and remanded. A defaulting purchaser is entitled to restitution of its payments in excess …