Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Daniel Farber (Berkeley) will discuss, “Tort Law in the Era of Climate Change: Katrina and 9/11” at the annual Monsanto Lecture at Valparaiso Law on Thursday, February 14th.
Farber will discuss how society now faces uncertain risks from terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other events that threaten massive harm to the public at large. While some assume that these risks are too extraordinary for the nation’s tort system to handle and present a threat of unconfined liability, Farber will argue that although the tort system is limited, is can prompt precautionary measures and government action to maintain societal risk-spreading.
More information (time and place) available from Valparaiso.