Action Versus Inaction | Samantha Bates | January 07, 2016

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Action Versus Inaction

Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Samantha Bates Show/Hide
  1. 1 Show/Hide More Moch Co. v. Rensselaer Water Co.--"The Failure to Supply Water During a Fire"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Samantha Bates
    In questions of duty, should courts draw a distinction between inaction that has the consequence of harm, and positive action that creates harm?
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Strauss v. Belle Realty Co.-- "The Man who Tripped Down the Stairs"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Samantha Bates
    If a plaintiff is harmed by a public utility's breach of contract to a third-party, should the public utility be liable?
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Union Pacific Railway v. Cappier--"The Railroad that Ran Over a Man and Let Him Bleed to Death"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Samantha Bates
    Should non-negligent owners and operators of an instrumentality have a duty to assist individuals who are harmed by the instrumentality?
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January 14, 2016

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Samantha Bates

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Harvard Law School, Berkman Center

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