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torts

in law a wrong other than a criminal wrong, e.g. defamation, negligence.
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Civil tort judgments establish standards, tolerance levels, and articulate valuable norms.
the benefits in accident avoidance exceed the cost of prevention, society is better off if those costs are incurred and the accident averted [by adopting] precautions in order to avoid a greater cost in tort judgments.
47) Were insurance free to the insured, premiums unaffected by civil judgments, and the history of American tort law to reflect that the presence of insurance increases the likelihood of misconduct, the argument might merit consideration.
If one denies the deterrent effect of tort law, presumably one also denies an essential purpose of the civil justice system: the promotion of safety.
To the extent there is a debate regarding the deterrent effect of tort law, (55) it is difficult to see how that debate has any traction when it comes to punitive damages.
Early in the tort reform debate, Jane Mallor and Barry Roberts surveyed punitive damages and concluded that "[i]nflicting punishment for past acts .
features of tort law, and he finds the normative theory underpinning it
account of tort law, the more disenchanted he becomes with tort law
compensable by the tort system (say, by flying carelessly and knocking
costs of the tort system with one swoop of his wand, and the results are
than the tort system, because all and only those who are liable are made
them, he should not replicate tort doctrine blindly.