Cornell Law - Torts Outline (Bowman, 2005)

Cornell Law - Torts Outline (Bowman, 2005) - I INTRO TO...

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I. I NTRO TO T ORT L IABILITY a. Hammontree v. Jenner b. Christensen v. Swenson II. N EGLIGENCE P RINCIPLE A. Historical Development of Fault Liability a. Tort Law and the Economy in 19 th Century America b. Brown v. Kendall B. The Central Concept 1. The Standard of Care a. Adams v. Bullock [39] b. U.S. v. Carroll Towing Co. 2. The Reasonable Person a. Bethel v. NYC Transit Authority C. The Roles of Judge and Jury 1. In General a. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad v. Goodman b. Pokora v. Wabash Railway Co. c. Andrews v. United Airlines, Inc. 2. The Role of Custom a. Trimarco v. Klein 3. The Role of Statutes a. Martin v. Herzog b. Tedla v. Ellman D. Proof of Negligence a. Negri v. Stop and Shop, Inc. b. Gordon v. American Museum of Natural History c. Byrne v. Boadle d. McDougald v. Perry e. Ybarra v. Spangard E. The Special Case of Medical Malpractice a. Sheeley v. Memorial Hospital b. Connors University Associates In Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. c. Matthies v. Mastromonaco III T HE D UTY OF R EQUIREMENT : PHYSICAL INJURIES 1
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A. Introduction B. Obligations to others a. Harper v. Herman b. Farwell v. Keaton c. Stauss v. Belle Realty Co. C. Obligations to Control the Conduct of others a. Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California b. Randi W. v. Muroc Joint Unified School District D. Landowners and Occupiers a. Carter v. Kinney b. Heins v. Webster County c. Posecai v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. IV. T HE D UTY R EQUIREMENT : NON -P HYSICAL H ARM A. Emotional Harm a. Falzone v. Busch b. Metro-North Communter R.R. Co. v. Buckley c. Gammon v. Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Inc. d. Portee v. Jaffee V. C AUSATION A. Cause in Fact 1. Introduction a. Stubbs v. City Rochester b. Zuchowicz v. United States c. Alberts v. Schultz 2. Introduction to Joint and Several Liability 3. Multiple Defendants a. Summers v. Tice b. Hymowitz v. Eli Lily B. Proximate Cause 1. What if Unexpected Harm Occurs? a. Benn v. Thomas b. Overseas Tankship Ltd. V. Morts Docks c. Wagonmound I and II 2. Unexpected Manner a. Palsgraf v. Long Island RR b. Kinsman I and II 2
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VI. D EFENSES A. The Plaintiff’s Fault 1. Contributory Negligence 2. Comparative Negligence a. Fritts v. McKenna 3. Avoidable Consequences B. Assumption of Risk 1. Express Agreements a. Dalury v. S-K-I Ltd. 2. Implied Assumption of Risk a. Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co. VII. S TRICT LIABILITY a. Fletcher v. Rylands b. Rylands v. Fletcher c. Sullivan v. Dunham d. Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co. v American Cyanamid Co. VIII. L IABILITY FOR D EFECTIVE PRODUCTS a. MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co. b. Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Fresno X. D AMAGES A. Compensatory Damages a. Seffert v. Los Angeles B. Punitive Damages b. Taylor v. Superior Court c. BMW v. Gore XI. I NTENTIONAL H ARM A. Intent a. Garrat v. Dailey B. Assault and Battery a. Picard v. Barry Pontiac Buick Inc. C. False Imprisonment a. Lopez v. Winchell Donuts D. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Harm a. Womack v. Eldridge b. Hustler v. Falwell 3
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E. Defense and Privileges 1. Consent a. Hart v. Geysel 2. Self Defense a. Courvoisier v. Raymond 3. Protection of Property a. Katko v. Briney 4. Private Necessity a. Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co.
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