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10-31_Notes - 2/4/08 Review Questions for Tort Law...

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5/8/09 Review Questions for Tort Law Materials How has American law governing the compensation of accident victims changed over time? How does American law governing the compensation of accident victims differ from other economically advanced countries? How do you account for this over time and cross-national variation? Was judicial policy- making appropriate? Why or why not? What does the story of tort law teach us about the CCV versus DCV debate? River of Troy 1930: Externality Undeveloped Land Coal Mine (with Family Farms “gob pile”) River The Versailles Case (1935) -Who were the parties? -Plaintiffs: City of McKeesport and 13 private citizens -Defendant: McKeesport Coal & Coke Co. -What was the cause of action? -A nuisance suit -What were the facts? -The Coal Company owns 2500 acres of land. -Inevitably, the mining operations create “gob piles,” which spontaneously combust. -The gob pile creates smoke, dust and odors that interfere with the plaintiffs’ enjoyment of their land. -The mining company has never paid a single dollar in dividends, never shown a profit,
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2008 for the course POSC 130g taught by Professor Below during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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10-31_Notes - 2/4/08 Review Questions for Tort Law...

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