Now What? Steadying Tort Law’s Pendulum
Nelson P. Miller
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
May 1, 2009
Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 5, p. 38, 2009
Michigan's Supreme Court has reversed a significant number of tort-law precedents over a short time because of changes in the court's political majority. Those changes disrupt practice and diminish public confidence in the court. Tort law has a steadying tendency in its prescription for reasonable care. The court should address itself once again to the foundation of tort law to diminish the number and negative effects of too-frequent reversals of tort law precedents.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: tort law, reverse, politics, political, steadying, pendulum, stare decisis, reason, reasonable, careAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2011
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