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BowmanTortsOutlineTOC - Torts Outline Prof. Cynthia Bowman...

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Torts Outline – Prof. Cynthia Bowman Fall ‘06 I. Introduction to Tort Liability a. Hammontree v. Jenner (bike shop car accident) b. Christensen v. Swenson (security guard car accident) II. The Negligence Principle a. Historical Development of Fault Liability i. Tort Law and the Economy in 19 th Century ii. Brown v. Kendall (dog fight) b. The Central Concept i. The Standard of Care 1. Adams v. Bullock (boy swinging wires, electrocuted) 2. U.S. v. Carroll Towing Co. (B<PL) ii. The Reasonable Person 1. Bethel v. NYC Transit Authority (wheelchair seat collapses on bus) c. The Role of Judge and Jury i. In General 1. 2. Pokora v. Wabash Railway Co. (run over by train on busy hwy) 3. Andrews v. United Arilines, Inc. (stuff fell from overhead bin) ii. The Role of Custom 1. Trimarco v. Klein (shower glass doors) iii. The Role of Statutes 1. Martin v. Herzog (buggy w/o light) 2. Tedla v. Ellman (walking on wrong side of street) iv. Proof of Negligence 1. Negri v. Stop and Shop, Inc. (spilled baby food) 2. Gordon v. American Museum of Natural History(hot dog wrapper) 3. Byrne v. Broadle (flour barrel) 4. McDougald v. Perry (spare tire fell off) 5. Ybarra v. Spangard (bunch of Drs/Nurses; med malpractice_ v. The Special Case of Medical Malpractice 1. Sheeley v. Memorial Hospital (overqualified expert)
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