Things younger than Republican Presidential candidate (oh, and did I forget to mention war hero?) John McCain

Am I being “age-ist”? Maybe. But maybe not. The world is a pretty complicated place right now and I’m thinking that it’s not such a great time to elect our oldest President ever. So sue me.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

“Prosser on Torts”.

“Prosser on Torts” is younger than John McCain.
prosser on torts?
While researching this topic, I learned several things:

1. A “tort” is “the name given to a body of law that creates, and provides remedies for, civil wrongs that do not arise out of contractual duties.”

2. “Prosser on Torts” is a book that is widely regarded as the leading work on the subject of tort law… and has been so for many, many generations.

3. Many people believe that tort laws need to be reformed because the high costs of compensation awards are passed through to consumers. (It should be noted that others blame insurance companies and our very litigious society.)

4. John McCain’s take on tort reform includes voting for a bill “that would place caps on damage awards in medical malpractice suits against obstetricians and gynecologists” (Roll Call #15, 02/24/04) and a bill “that would bar lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors, dealers and importers of firearms” (Roll Call #16, 02/25/04).

5. And, finally, Google Images still has a very, very long way to go (see above).

(Thanks to Jill and her co-workers for the tip!)

Buy the book: "72 Things Younger Than John McCain"

posted by admin at 2:22 pm  

2 Comments

  1. Medical Malpractice Laws…

    Thanks for creating this blog. I thought it was a very interesting read. It is so interesting reading other peoples personal take on a subject….

    Trackback by Medical Malpractice Laws — June 23, 2008 @ 9:54 am

  2. While I agree with you that you should still be able to sue gun companies which are responsible for their user base, I think that a cap on the suing of doctors is useful in an industry which contains as much risk of malpractice suits as medicine. A friend of mine who has been in medicine for 20 years recently commented to me that insurance premiums have increased exponentially over the last few years.

    Comment by Tom — August 26, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

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