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Brain Damage from a Cleaning Product: Pedro Lassera v. Magnaflux Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This product liability case brought against a company that produced a ship cleaning product centered on the warning label for the cleaning product, which had caused a worker's brain damage. ... More


Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides readers with reasonably concise descriptions of the state of global markets, the benefits and limitations of financial accounting and accounting/auditing standards, and the ... More


Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ideally, individual risk‐taking decisions and government risk policies should be based on a rational balancing of risk and cost. Unfortunately, private decisions are subject to a number of biases ... More


The Case for Marking Public Plan Liabilities to Market

Jeremy Gold and Gordon Latter

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

State and local US pension plans hold an estimated $3 trillion in assets, with market values regularly disclosed in plan financial statements. By contrast, public defined benefit pension liabilities ... More


Total Liability for Excessive Harm

Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat

in Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151595
eISBN:
9781400850396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151595.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter proposes a novel form of the negligence rule known as total liability for excessive harm to address situations in which several injurers cause harm and the court can verify the total ... More


Killing in War

Jeff McMahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548668
eISBN:
9780191721045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more ... More


Between Scylla and Charybdis: Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Public Pension Retirement Plans

M. Barton Waring

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Unless defined benefit pension plans are managed much better and more cost-effectively, they will be replaced by defined contribution plans. Benefit and contribution policies need to be carefully ... More


Conclusion

Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat

in Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151595
eISBN:
9781400850396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151595.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book has advanced three central claims, each related to a different branch of private law. First, to achieve efficiency under negligence law, all foreseeable risks should be included when ... More


 A Proposal to Use Transactions to Leverage Environmental Disclosure and Compliance

Michael B. Gerrard

in Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195189650
eISBN:
9780199783694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189650.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay proposes an information disclosure mechanism as a means of encouraging firms to comply with a variety of environmental laws. It argues that requiring environmental studies at the moment of ... More


Liability Externalities and Mandatory Choices

Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat

in Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151595
eISBN:
9781400850396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151595.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces the general theory of liability externalities and applies it to mandatory choices. “Liability externality” refers to costs and benefits conveyed to others that market prices ... More


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