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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.

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Keywords: tort law, reverse, politics, political, steadying, pendulum, stare decisis, reason, reasonable, care

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Date posted: November 19, 2011  

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Miller, Nelson P., Now What? Steadying Tort Law’s Pendulum (May 1, 2009). Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 5, p. 38, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1961655

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
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P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States
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