Donald G. Gifford

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Professor of Law

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

United States

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Scholarly Papers (15)

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The Death of Causation: Mass Products Torts' Incomplete Incorporation of Social Welfare Principles

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 41, 2006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-11
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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causation, enterprise liability, mass products torts, workers' compensation, legal history, nineteenth century European social welfare legislation, no-fault, Calaabresi, James, instrumental conception of torts

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The Challenge to the Individual Causation Requirement in Mass Products Torts

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-34
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 04 Apr 2005
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Causation, Cause in Fact, Product Liability, Mass Torts, Mass Product Torts, Corrective Justice, Instrumental, Market Share Liability, Recoupment, Public Nuisance, Alternative Liability

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Market Share Liability Beyond Des Cases: The Solution to the Causation Dilemma in Lead Paint Litigation?

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 58, 2006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-10
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
Donald G. Gifford and Paolo Pasicolan
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and DLA Piper, Rudnick, Gray, Cary, US LLP
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market share liability, lead paint litigation, products liability, causation

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Technological Triggers to Tort Revolutions: Steam Locomotives, Autonomous Vehicles, and Accident Compensation

Journal of Tort Law (Forthcoming), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-35
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2018
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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AI, Artificial Intelligence, Tort, Products Liability, Technological Revolution, No-Fault, Compensation Systems, Personal Injury, Self-Driving, Autonomous Vehicle

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A Case Study in the Superiority of the Purposive Approach to Statutory Interpretation: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 64, 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-49
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2013
Donald G. Gifford, William L. Reynolds and Andrew Murad
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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statutory interpretation, textualism, plain meaning rule, purposive approach, purposes and objectives, no-fault compensation, federal preemption, National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Justice Scalia, Justice Breyer, Legal Process School

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Keeping Cases from Black Juries: An Empirical Analysis of How Race, Income Inequality, and Regional History Affect Tort Law

73 Washington and Lee Law Review 557 (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-32
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 10 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Donald G. Gifford and Brian Jones
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Villanova University, Sociology
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torts, jury, race, African American, empirical, Southern history, income inequality, politics

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Apportioning Liability in Maryland Tort Cases: Time to End Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 73, 2014, p. 701-, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-61, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-76
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2015
Donald G. Gifford and Christopher J. Robinette
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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contributory negligence, comparative negligence, comparative fault, precedent, stare decisis, common law, overruling, legislative inaction, joint and several liability, proportionate liability, several liability, reallocation, contribution, seat belt nonuse, multiple tortfeasors, absent tortfeasors

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The Peculiar Challenges Posed by Latent Diseases Resulting from Mass Products

U of Maryland, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 2004-09
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 10 May 2004
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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latent diseases, mass product torts, deterrence, loss minimization, loss avoidance, Calabresi, no fault compensation, multiple tortfeasors, market share liability, tobacco, asbestos, childhood lead poisoning

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What's on First?: Organizing the Casebook and Molding the Mind

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 45, 2013, p. 97-, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-46
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2013
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, College Park, Villanova University, Sociology and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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law students, judges, frame analysis, tort liability, judicial process, anchoring, casebook, torts casebook, topic sequence

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Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum (Chapters 3-8)

'Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum', West Academic Publishing, (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-33
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 May 2016
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Toledo - College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Climate Change and the Public Law Model of Torts: Reinvigorating Judicial Restraint Doctrines

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 201, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-44
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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climate change, torts

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Impersonating the Legislature: State Attorneys General and Parens Patriae Product Litigation

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-3, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, p. 913, 2008
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2008
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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products litigation, parens patriae litigation, state attorney general, tobacco litigation, lead paint litigation, separation of powers, justiciability, contingent fees, mass products plaintiffs, attorneys

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The Constitutional Bounding of Adjudication: A Fuller(ian) Explanation for the Supreme Court's Mass Tort Jurisprudence

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 44, 2012, p. 1109+, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-20
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2013
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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torts, constitutional law, environment, jurisprudence, litigation, advocacy

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The Death of the Common Law: Judicial Abdication and Contributory Negligence in Maryland

Maryland Law Review Endnotes, Vol. 73, No. 1, 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-40
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jul 2013
Donald G. Gifford
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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contributory negligence, common law process, overruling, effect of legislative inaction

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The Supreme Court, CAFA, and Parens Patriae Actions: Will It Be Principles or Biases?

North Carolina Law Review Addendum, Vol. 92, 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-56
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2013
Donald G. Gifford and William L. Reynolds
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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parens patriae, Class Action Fairness Act, CAFA, statutory interpretation, textualist, plain meaning, purposive, purposes and objectives, Justice Scalia, Justice Breyer