Category Archives: Tort Law

John C. Jeffries Jr., What’s Wrong with Qualified Immunity

62 Fla. L. Rev. 851 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Qualified immunity protects government officers from damages liability for violating constitutional rights. It does not constrain injunctions, exclusion of evidence, or the defensive assertion of rights in government … Continue reading

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Steven Hetcher, The Kids Are Alright: Applying a Fault Liability Standard to Amateur Digital Remix

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1275 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The term “remix” is used mainly in a digital context, although there is nothing inherently digital about remix. For instance, fan fiction, a widely discussed form of remix, … Continue reading

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Benjamin J. Steinberg, Discounted Medical Bills and Conflicting Applications of Florida Statutes §768.76 as A Rule of Evidence

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1431 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Marcie was a loving mother and a hard worker. But all of this was stripped away in an instant. Marcie lost both her daughter and her ability to … Continue reading

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Andrew S. Brown, Breaking Up and Making Out (Rich): Recommendations for Revision of the Bankruptcy Code Provisions Governing Break-Up Fees Used by Stalking Horse Bidders in § 363 Bankruptcy Asset Sales

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1463 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Since December 2007, the United States has suffered through a “Great Recession.” The stock market had plummeted more than 40% from its peak as investors pulled their money … Continue reading

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David G. Owen, Bending Nature, Bending Law

62 Fla. L. Rev. 569 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Human relationships with one another are extraordinarily complex, yet that complexity pales in comparison to their relationships with nature. Carbon, air, water, sunlight, and various organic nutrients provide … Continue reading

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Heather Howdeshell, Didn’t my General Contractor Pay You? Subcontractor Construction Liens in Residential Construction Projects

61 Fla. L. Rev. 151 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: During the past eight years, the housing market boom carried the United States economy out of the 2000 recession. Due in part to low interest rates for mortgages … Continue reading

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