Now What? Steadying Tort Law’s Pendulum

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 5, p. 38, 2009

6 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2011  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2009

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961655

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

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