Tort Law

Susan D. Carle, A Social Movement History of Title VII Disparate Impact Analysis

63 Fla. L. Rev. 251 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article examines the history of Title VII disparate impact law in light of the policy and potential constitutional questions the Court’s recent decision in Ricci v. DeStefano raises. My analysis shows that, contrary to popular assumptions, disparate impact doctrine was not a last-minute, […]

Andrea M. Matwyshyn, Hidden Engines of Destruction: The Reasonable Expectation of Code Safety and the Duty to Warn in Digital Products

62 Fla. L. Rev. 109 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: This Article explores a seemingly straightforward question: to what extent is a consumer entitled to know how digital products work and the likelihood of digital harm? In previous work, I have explored this question in the context of contract law […]

Skyler McDonald, Defamation in the Internet Age: Why Roommates.com Isn't Enough to Change the Rules for Anonymous Gossip Websites

62 Fla. L. Rev. 259 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: Everyone “Googles” his or her own name once in a while. Imagine that a young woman looks herself up on the Internet one day, and finds that a person she does not know is posting offensive, false comments about her. […]

Lawrence A. Cunningham, Traditional Versus Economic Analysis: Evidence from Cardozo and Posner Torts Opinions

62 Fla. L. Rev. 667 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::This Article contributes a new approach and evidence to the longstanding debate concerning the relative merits of traditional legal analysis compared to contemporary economic analysis of law. Proponents of economic analysis offer to show law’s efficiency as a descriptive matter and prescribe using […]

Brent Steinberg, The Graves Amendment: Putting to Death Florida's Strict Vicarious Liability Law

62 Fla. L. Rev. 795 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT :: Ethan Ruby, a twenty-five-year-old Wall Street trader and former college athlete, was crossing Delancy Street in Manhattan when the driver of a Budget rental vehicle ran a red light. The Budget vehicle struck a van, which subsequently plowed into Ruby, hurling him […]

William Smith, Florida Premises Liability on Easements of Way: Liability for Injuries to Third Parties

62 Fla. L. Rev. 829 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::Imagine for a moment that you are the proud homeowner of a single-family home in Florida. Now imagine that you and three neighboring homeowners share a private driveway that straddles the property line between the four lots, allowing vehicular and pedestrian ingress and […]