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dc.contributor.authorCasto, William R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-30T22:48:03Z
dc.date.available2016-03-30T22:48:03Z
dc.date.issued1972
dc.identifier.citationWilliam R. Casto, The Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critique, 39 Tenn. L. Rev. 705 (1971-1972).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10601/2201
dc.description.abstractIn this law review comment, the author proposes the thesis that insane persons should not be held to the reasonable man standard in negligence actions. The article begins with background history of negligence and contributory negligence. The author then discusses the section of American Law Institute’s Restatement (Second) of Torts that addresses negligence of insane persons. The author provides the American Law Institute’s (ALI) professed policy reasons for holding insane persons to a reasonable man standard. The author then explains why it is not sound policy to hold a truly insane person to the reasonable man standard. The author provides recommendations that address the ALI’s concern that sane persons would be able to avoid penalties by using insanity as a defense. The author then reviews and discusses prior case law that deals with judicial treatment of insane persons in negligence and contributory negligence actions.en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://advance.lexis.com/api/document/collection/analytical-materials/id/451D-YMS0-00CW-1197-00000-00?context=1000516en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/tenn39&div=38&collection=journals&set_as_cursor=0&men_tab=srchresultsen_US
dc.subjecttort liabilityen_US
dc.subjectinsanityen_US
dc.subjectnegligenceen_US
dc.subjectreasonable manen_US
dc.subjectcontributory negligenceen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Law Instituteen_US
dc.subjectstrict liabilityen_US
dc.titleThe Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critiqueen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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