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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Engstrom on the Automobile's Legacy in Tort Law

Nora Freeman Engstrom has posted to SSRN When Cars Crash:  The Automobile's Tort Law Legacy.  The abstract provides:

Everyone understands that the invention of the automobile has had a profound effect on daily life in America. It has transformed our workplaces, altered our neighborhoods, and radically changed our environment. But cars have never been perfectly safe, and, as the years have passed, injuries and fatalities have mounted. This Article contends that, just as motor vehicles have remade our culture, these injuries and deaths — some 3.5 million fatalities and counting — have catalyzed fundamental changes in the contours, purposes, and limits of our law.

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