Abstract

This student-written note (article) argues that states should be responsible for funding tort liability for municipalities. The loss spreading and compensation goals of tort law are furthered under a regime of state funding, while the deterrence goal would not be undercut. The policy goals used as the basis for this article were first articulated in a systematic fashion by Guido Calabresi in Costs of Accidents.

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Originally published in Yale Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 389-407, December 1988.

Keywords

tort law

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Law

Publisher

Yale Law School

Publication Date

1988

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Copyright 1988 by the Yale Law Journal Co., Inc.

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Yale Law Journal

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