This student-written note (article) argues that states should be responsible for funding tort liability for municipalities. The loss spreading and compensation goals of tort law are furthered under a regime of state funding, while the deterrence goal would not be undercut. The policy goals used as the basis for this article were first articulated in a systematic fashion by Guido Calabresi in Costs of Accidents.
Date of Authorship for this Version
tort law, Law
Hackney, James R., "A proposal for state funding of municipal tort liability" (1988). School of Law Faculty Publications. 114.