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Palsgraf v. Long Island RR Co. PodCast

April 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Palsgraf v. Long Island RR Co. PodCast · Lawdibles Audio, Torts

Prof. Lawrence Wilkins discusses Palsgraf v. Long Island RR Co.

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Comparative Negligence vs. Assumption of Risk – Brigham Fordham

February 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Comparative Negligence vs. Assumption of Risk – Brigham Fordham · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Torts

What is the difference between comparative negligence and assumption of the risk? This Lawdible helps students learn to recognize the differences between the two most important  affirmative defenses to a negligence claim — assumption of the risk and comparative negligence.  Professor Fordham works through a hypothetical that highlights the differences between assumption of the risk and comparative negligence.  He then explains […]

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Causation: Criminal Law vs. Torts – Leslie Yalof Garfield

April 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · All Posts, Criminal Law, Lawdibles Audio, Torts

In this Lawdible, Prof. Leslie Yalof Garfield of Pace Law School discusses the principles of causation, a concept addressed in several first year courses. Professor Garfield points out the difference and similarities between proving causation in Tort and proving causation in Criminal Law. The discussion clearly highlights how the two concepts should be treated in […]

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Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Professional Responsibility, Torts

In this Lawdible, Prof. Glesner Fines discusses a common question students have in her Professional Responsibility course: can a simple mistake, amounting to nothing more than negligence on the part of the attorney, equal incompetence and leave an attorney open to disciplinary action? We know that simple negligence (for example, a missed filing deadline) can […]

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