#5: $700 Million Torts

In this episode, Ryan and Luke discuss torts, sleds, and the time-value of money. The guys touch on what intent means for intentional torts, discuss the elements of negligence, and briefly cover tort reform with that infamous “hot coffee” case. Take a listen!

Sled in a corner.

Sled in a corner.

Resources:

See generally Vosburg v. Putney, 50 N.W. 403 (Wisc. 1891) (illustrating the eggshell skull rule).

See generally Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R. Co., 162 N.E. 99 (N.Y. 1928) (discussing whether the Railroad Company was negligent).

See, e.g., Liebeck v. McDonald’s, Am. Museum of Tort Law (last visited Oct. 12, 2018), https://www.tortmuseum.org/liebeck-v-mcdonalds.

LINK TO GRAPHIC 3RD DEGREE BURN VIDEO from the New York Times. Fast forward to 5:00 minutes.