Unit 1 Discussion

Unit 1 Discussion - expense, length of time, and complexity...

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PA 310 Tort Law Discussion 1. Chapter 1 of the text discusses how torts not only address injury to the victim of the tort, but also how tort law is created to deal with public policy issues. Additionally, the chapter touches upon the issue of addressing the morality of certain conduct. What are your thoughts on creating torts to address public policy concerns? Should they go further to regulate public morality? Post your responses here. Be sure to read and comment on your classmates' responses. (Remember also that these should be strictly academic discussions.) As a matter of public policy, tort law should compensate harmed victims promptly and efficiently, ensure that victims receive the compensation from the responsible defendant, and deter future risky behavior. Many people criticize the current tort system for various reasons, including unreasonably high awards to plaintiffs; the
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Unformatted text preview: expense, length of time, and complexity involved in tort suits; and difficulty in determining who is at fault. 2. Having read the section dealing with the use of mechanical devices and having read the case of Katko v. Briney in Chapter 3 ( pp. 47-50), what is your opinion on this case? Should people be able to use these kinds of devices to protect their property when they are away? What are the possible arguments for using these devices? What are the arguments against? From a public policy argument, which side should win out? Post your responses here. Please respond to at least two of your classmates' postings. I think that Katko is in the wrong in this situation, not Briney. What is the difference between a trap and a guard dog? I think that it doesn’t matter if you are home or not home....
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