Law School Discussion

Should Racial Differences in Life Span Factor in Damage in Torts Awards?!

I just read a piece in The Wall Street Journal Law Blog and thought it was pretty interesting.  The judge in the case cited scholarship by a University of Maine Law professor which uncovered and argued against the practice of using race-based actuarial calculations to help determine torts awards.  (Damages in Tort Litigation: Thoughts on Race and Remedies", 1865-2007)  I was kind of shocked that this has apparently standard practice still continues.  Still got a long way to go!


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