POSC 130g 2-12-09

POSC 130g 2-12-09 - one person to another o Strict...

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POSC 130g 2/12/09 Tort Litigation  A private or civil wrong or injury; other than a breach of contract, for which a  court will provide a remedy in the form of an action for damages Elements of Tort: o Duty to use reasonable care If you trip, it’s incumbent for USC to act with reasonable care o Breach of that duty USC doesn’t fix cement you tripped on o Proximate cause There’s a connection between what USC did and the injury itself o Damages Types of Torts: o Negligence depends on the existence of a breach of duty of care owed by 
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Unformatted text preview: one person to another o Strict Liability EX: Chainsaw company; blowing up computer Company is liable for these problems, as they should not have occurred under normal circumstances o Defamation Damage to reputation Libel and slander o Negligence • Two Sides to Tort Reform o The need to be able to receive settlements to for damages Too much money often given to “victims” The ability to be able to pay out amongst corporations The settlements arrived at are crippling to economic success...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course POSC 130g taught by Professor Below during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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