Criminal Law and Civil Law will be applied for this situation. Criminal Law
prohibits certain behavior that so threating for the benefit of society. Civil Law
regulates the rights and duties between parties. Civil Law will be applied because
victims that are stolen identity should get their money back, or they may incur a loss
by being stolen identity. Criminal Law will be applied because stealing credit card
number is a threat of society. Civil case will be brought by the victims of identity
theft, and if the jury believe that Lance was responsible for identity theft and
successful case against him, the outcome would be some kind of monetary
compensation for the damage suffered. The Criminal case will be brought by state
prosecutors and if the jury believe that Lance stole the numbers, the outcome would
be imprisonment for Lance.
Texas rule is more sensible to me. If a doctor really tried to save a life, this doctor
should not be charged millions in compensation. If such a complicated treatment was
needed, patient should be told what the risk is going to be. I think, if a doctor did not
tell, that is his responsibility, but when patient agreed that there are risks for the
treatment and doctor tried hard to save the life, I think it is good that there is a limit.