A Proposal for State Funding of Municipal Tort Liability
James R. Hackney, Jr.
Northeastern University - School of Law
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 389-407, December 1988
Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper
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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Date posted: July 17, 2012