20 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2012
Date Written: 1988
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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