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Unformatted text preview: It was foreseeable that a drunken sailor might destroy property, it is true that Lane’s exact action might not have been brainstormed, but if he kicked something else in the water and destroyed it, it shouldn’t be up to the dock owners to tie everything down. Defense : United States of America says that sailors drink that all of them do. They also say that it’s easier for the dock owners to bear the risk and put locks on the drydock parts. Verdict : The risk that the seamen going and from the Tamaroa might cause damage to the drydock is enough to make it fair that the government bear the loss/risk. Law and Economics Notes : Vicarious liability – Government is liable through its employees....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2007 for the course ECON 4040 taught by Professor Hay during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '07