Kenneth S. Abraham

University of Virginia School of Law

David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

Automated Vehicles and Manufacturer Responsibility for Accidents: A New Legal Regime for a New Era

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-19, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and Robert L. Rabin
University of Virginia School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 495 (69,738)

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tort liability, automated vehicles, driverless cars

Automated Vehicles and Manufacturer Responsibility for Accidents: A New Legal Regime for a New Era

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 105, 2019, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Apr 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and Robert L. Rabin
University of Virginia School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 131 (266,801)
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The Lawlessness of Arbitration

UVA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 02-09
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Nov 2002
Kenneth S. Abraham and J.W. Montgomery
University of Virginia School of Law and Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue - Pittsburgh
Downloads 568 (59,300)
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The Trouble with Negligence

UVA School of Law, Public Law Working Paper No. 00-13
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Dec 2000
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 442 (80,757)
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Strict Liability in Negligence

61 DePaul Law Review 271 (2012)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2012
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 417 (86,467)

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Negligence, strict liability, torts

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Four Conceptions of Insurance

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-34
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2013
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 389 (93,691)

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Insurance

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Prosser and His Influence

Journal of Tort Law, 2013, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-51
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2016
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 367 (100,182)

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The Puzzle of the Dignitary Torts

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-18
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 29 Mar 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 252 (149,507)
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torts, privacy, dignitary torts

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Catastrophic Oil Spills and the Problem of Insurance

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 May 2011
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 250 (150,742)
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The Transformation of the Civil Trial and the Emergence of American Tort Law

Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-57
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 248 (151,940)

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torts, evidence, civil trial, tort law history

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Custom, Non-Customary Practice, and Negligence

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2009-02
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2009
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 219 (171,169)

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negligence, tort liability, custom

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There’s No Such Thing as Affirmative Duty

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-59
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Oct 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and Leslie Kendrick
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 211 (177,284)

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Torts, Duty, Affirmative Duties, Acts & Omissions

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Police Liability Insurance after Repeal of Qualified Immunity, and Before

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal, 2021 Forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2021-02, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2021-09
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Jan 2021
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 206 (181,305)

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police liability, Section 1983, police liability insurance

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Self-Proving Causation

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-31
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2013
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 202 (184,667)

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torts, causation

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The Genie and the Bottle: Collateral Sources Under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

UVA School of Law, Public Law Working Paper 03-1; U of Michigan Law, Public Law Working Paper 25; Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper 405580
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 May 2003
Kenneth S. Abraham and Kyle D. Logue
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 187 (197,980)

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Courting Disaster: The Underappreciated Risk of a Cyber-Insurance Catastrophe

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal forthcoming (2021, Symposium on Cyber Insurance), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2021-15
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Feb 2021
Kenneth S. Abraham and Daniel Schwarcz
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 171 (216,134)

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cyberattack, cyber insurance, catastrophic risk

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Rethinking the Development of Modern Tort Liability

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-20
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 27 Feb 2020
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 167 (218,300)

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Torts Without Names, New Torts, and the Future of Liability for Intangible Harm

American University Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-12
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Mar 2019
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 164 (221,700)

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The Common Law Prohibition on Party Testimony and the Development of Tort Liability

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Sep 2008
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 149 (240,092)

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Torts, Tort Liability

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Conceptualizing Tort Law: The Continuous (and Continuing) Struggle

Maryland Law Review (Symposium for Professor Oscar Gray), Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-30
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Mar 2020
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 139 (254,005)

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First Amendment Imperialism and the Constitutionalization of Tort Liability

Texas Law Review (Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-44
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 15 Aug 2019
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 137 (256,893)

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First Amendment, Tort Liability

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Plain Meaning, Extrinsic Evidence, and Ambiguity: Myth and Reality in Insurance Policy Interpretation

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-06
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2019
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 134 (261,336)
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Insurance law, Insurance, Contract Interpretation

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Tort Luck and Liability Insurance

Rutgers University Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2018-06, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-17
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 116 (290,641)

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Tort Liability, Liability Insurance

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The Long-tail Liability Revolution: Creating the New World of Tort and Insurance Law

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs (Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-29
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 19 Mar 2020
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 96 (330,219)

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Risk Aversion, Insurance Insurance, and the Limits of Regulation

5 U.C. Irvine Law Review 513 (2015), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 24
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 67 (407,588)
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insurance, insurance regulation

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Recovering Wagner v. International Railway Company

Touro Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-16
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2018
Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 65 (414,035)

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torts, negligence, rescue, proximate cause

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'Incomplete' Insurance Coverage

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-19
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Feb 2020
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 61 (427,488)

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The Liability Insurer's Duty to Settle Uncertain and Mixed Claims

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 337, 2015, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2016
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 61 (427,488)

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liability insurance, duty to settle

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Jefferson's Fire Insurance Policy and Monticello's Reconstruction of Slavery

19 Green Bag 2d 11 (2015), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 23
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2016
Kenneth S. Abraham
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 47 (480,596)

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