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Confounded expectations : the law's struggle with personal responsibility

Author: George W Jarecke; Nancy K Plant
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The discussions in this book are intended as a set of general observations on the confluence (or collision) of the legal system with notions of personal responsibility."--Preface.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Jarecke, George W., 1953-
Confounded expectations.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606296563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Jarecke; Nancy K Plant
ISBN: 0809322927 9780809322923 0809322919 9780809322916
OCLC Number: 41892310
Description: 151 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Unintentional Balloonist with Button Slippers 1 --
Part 1 Following the Rules --
1. Sex in the Backseat: More Dangerous Than You Think 11 --
2. It's Not What You Say That Hurts You: The Implied Warranties 17 --
3. This Land Is Your Land: Whether You Want It or Not 25 --
Part 2 Making It Fair --
4. Mary and Her Little Lamb: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? 35 --
5. Sweet Home, Alabama: Punitive Damages as Lottery 42 --
6. Accidents Will Happen 49 --
Part 3 Gaming the System --
7. Case of the Cranky Professor 59 --
8. Someone's Knocking at My Door: And She Has a Summons and a Complaint 66 --
9. Fresh Start: But Not for the Rotten Apples 76 --
Part 4 Weighing the Interests --
10. Hole in the Safety Net: When the Government Goofs 87 --
11. When a Promise Isn't a Promise 94 --
12. Buck Stops Here: When Delegating Authority Isn't Enough 102 --
13. Murder Most Foul 109 --
Conclusion: Vanishing Remedies 117.
Responsibility: George W. Jarecke, Nancy K. Plant.
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