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Unformatted text preview: person off the course with a mishit ball. A warning would not have helped prevent the accident. Tort liability is the failure to take reasonable steps. Stray balls happen in golf, it is part of the game. To establish liability in tort, there must be both the existence of a recognizable risk and some basis for concluding that the risk was reasonably preventable. The golfer would have had to hit so inaccurately as to unreasonably increase the risk of harm. Defense : McGovern - Golfer Verdict : The case is dismissed; there is no evidence of negligence. Law and Economics Notes :...
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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.
- Fall '07