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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Rabin on Corporate Responsibility in Mass Disaster Cases

Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Corporate Responsibility in Mass Disaster Cases.  The abstract provides:

In this essay, I focus on corporate responsibility in tort for single-event mass disasters, such as toxic leaks, wildfires, and oil spills. Analytically, the singular character of these events is evident in at least two prominent ways. First, stand-alone financial loss is often the crux of the harm suffered in single-event disasters. And second, the prospect of unbounded liability — irrespective of whether the harm is purely economic loss or harm to persons or property — is frequently a benchmark to reservations about recognizing responsibility in these scenarios. My discussion is guided by these themes.

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