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A Proposal for State Funding of Municipal Tort Liability

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James R. Hackney, Jr.

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: 1988

Abstract

This student-written note (article) argues that states should be responsible for funding tort liability for municipalities. The loss spreading and compensation goals of tort law are furthered under a regime of state funding, while the deterrence goal would not be undercut. The policy goals used as the basis for this article were first articulated in a systematic fashion by Guido Calabresi in Costs of Accidents.

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Hackney, Jr., James R., A Proposal for State Funding of Municipal Tort Liability (1988). Yale Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 389-407, December 1988; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2007597

James R. Hackney, Jr. (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115
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