Business Law Tort Law and Public Policy Essay
In this Unit we’ve explored tort law and its application to the legal environment in which business operates. Through your reading, you’ve learned how tort law can be used to assign societal duties, assess legal consequences, and distribute the burden of liability among parties in our society. Some would say that tort law serves to further sound public policy by promoting the public good.
Using the Kean library, locate and read an article about a recent tort claim where a business is either the Plaintiff or the Defendant, then answer the following questions based on what you’ve learned in the Unit and the article you’ve read:
Do you believe that tort law furthers public policy? Why or why not? Use at least one example from the materials to support your answer to this question.
Do you think that there are aspects of tort law that are contrary to sound public policy? Why or why not? Use at least one example from the text to support your answer to this question.
Describe the tort claim in the article you’ve read. If the case has resolved, what was the resolution? If the case hasn’t yet resolved, what is your prediction for the resolution of the case?
Does the resolution of the tort claim in the article you’ve read further public policy? Why or why not? If you represented the Defendant in the tort claim, would you advise the Defendant to conduct itself differently in the future to promote the public good and/or avoid liability?