negligence liability

The Environmental Lessons of Teaching Torts

What we can learn from negligence law about responsibility for environmental harm.

I’m about to teach my last Torts class of the semester today, and I’ve been musing about how some fundamental torts ideas bear on environmental law. Let me begin with the idea of duty.  There are special situations where courts say there’s no duty of reasonable care by one person toward another.  But they’re exceptions.  There are …