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Potentially Perverse Effects of Corporate Civil Liability

Samuel W. Buell

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the potentially adverse effects of corporate civil liability and the role of prosecutors in regulating corporate behavior. After considering the distinction between a criminal ... More


Products Liability

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans

in The Psychology of Tort Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814724941
eISBN:
9780814724712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724941.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a closer look at a particular subset of cases in tort law – those involving products liability. The way the law handles manufacturing defects—through strict liability—implicates ... More


Childhood Lead Poisoning and Other People’s Children

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines childhood lead poisoning, which causes severe and irreversible cognitive and nervous system impairment, as well as behavioral problems, in more than half a million American ... More


Deferred Prosecution Agreements on Trial: Lessons from the Law of Unconstitutional Conditions

Richard A. Epstein

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the appropriate limit of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in light of the serious dangers in using any principle of corporate criminal liability. It begins with an ... More


Limits on Liability: Duty and Scope of Liability

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans

in The Psychology of Tort Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814724941
eISBN:
9780814724712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724941.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how tort law deploys the concepts of duty and scope of liability (proximate cause) to limit civil liability. Some of these limits overlap with psychological principles; others ... More


A Case Study in Neuroscience and Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses culpability and responsibility through a case study of Peder Tumkopf, whose brain tumor caused his pedophilic behaviors. The reporting doctors see this as “establishing ... More


The Spider’s Web: How Government Lawbreakers Routinely Elude the Law

Stephen Holmes

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores how the rule of law confers immunity to government officials who violate the law. It considers the ways in which Bush administration lawbreakers have been using, and will ... More


Introduction

Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins

in The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716762
eISBN:
9780814790069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716762.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book explores the significance of race and gender in the law of torts. The world of torts appears divided between those who suffer injury and those who inflict injury, categories that are race ... More


Historical Frames

Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins

in The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716762
eISBN:
9780814790069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716762.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines two groups of early court cases that illustrate the impact of gender and race on the outcome of tort litigation. It begins with an overview of the importance of the institutions ... More


Negligence

Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins

in The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716762
eISBN:
9780814790069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716762.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress, focusing on a growing body of contemporary court cases that implicate plaintiffs' interests in sexual integrity and ... More


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