The Character of the Minnesota Tort System

58 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2009

Date Written: 2006


The specific focus of this article is whether the Minnesota tort system is progressive. The answer to that question depends on a number of other questions. First, what are the components of the tort system? Second, what are the primary motivating principles of the system? Third, how is the term “progressive” defined for purposes of evaluating the system, and as applied to the tort system, what conclusions does it yield? Other questions might be whether the tort system in Minnesota is liberal, or conservative, or, perhaps, moderate, with the overriding question of whether those labels make any difference.

Keywords: Minnesota law, tort reform, torts

Suggested Citation

Steenson, Michael K., The Character of the Minnesota Tort System (2006). William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2006, Available at SSRN:

Michael K. Steenson (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
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