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Tort Law--Deterrence and Avoiding Self-Help
 
Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. Most scholars agree that tort law has four purposes: (1) compensation for damages, (2) financial responsibility, (3) deterrence, and (4) avoiding self-help. This article discusses the purposes of deterrence and avoiding self-help.More...
 
Tort Law--Financial Responsibility
 
Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. Most scholars agree that tort law has four purposes: (1) compensation for damages, (2) financial responsibility, (3) deterrence, and (4) avoiding self-help. This article discusses the purpose of financial responsibility.More...
 
Invasion of Privacy--False Light
 
The law provides everyone with some basic rights to privacy. Privacy is the general right to be left alone and free from unwanted publicity. Unreasonable invasion of one's privacy causes harm.More...
 
Custom as Proof of Negligence
 
In some circumstances, custom may be used as proof of negligence in a personal injury action. For example, a worker in a sawmill is injured when he accidentally puts his hand onto the blade of an electric saw. More...
 
TORT CLAIMS UNDER THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE
 
A member of the United States military is not liable for any torts that he or she commits in accordance with a lawful command or while he or she is acting within the scope of his or her employment.More...
 
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