Unformatted text preview: in some situations and bad in others. The jury’s verdict was tossed, as the proper evidence was not provided. (The data on accident rates is missing.) Bammerlin suggests that an object unlatched the seatbelt, this is a freak occurrence, but it is not impossible. They use the Learned Hands formula to look at pricing to make something like this less likely, and if it’s cheaper to make it less likely to happen and you don’t do it, then you’re liable. A doctor testified that burns he had suggested that he was wearing a seatbelt. “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbably must be the truth.” Defense : Navistar International Transportation Company Verdict : The jury’s decision is reversed and remanded to the trial court. The jury’s verdict is unreliable, but Bammerlin is entitled to try again. Law and Economics Notes :...
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- Fall '07
- Truck, Semi-trailer truck, Navistar international transportation, trailer truck weighting, Billy D. Bammerlin