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Negligence’s X Factor


Eric E. Johnson


University of North Dakota School of Law

September 1, 2009

Cardozo Law Review de Novo, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
This brief paper argues that it is helpful to reconceptualize the famous “Hand Formula” as an equation. To translate the inequality relation of the Hand Formula into an equation, one only needs to add a variable, x. Doing so is illuminating in many ways, as it allows us to quantify exactly how negligent a party is. Consideration of the x factor allows the Hand Formula to be a better teaching and research vehicle.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 3

Keywords: economics, hand, algebra, negligence, variable

JEL Classification: C20, C90, D61, D63, K13, K41

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Date posted: March 11, 2012  

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Johnson, Eric E., Negligence’s X Factor (September 1, 2009). Cardozo Law Review de Novo, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2018910

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Eric E. Johnson (Contact Author)
University of North Dakota School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 9003
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9003
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.ericejohnson.com
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