Friday, December 10, 2004

The Palsgraf family curse

Upon entering law school, one of the first cases taught in torts class is Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. The case involves an explosion that occurred at the LIRR's Jamaica Station and illustrates the theory of duty and proximate causation. Since the case has been decided in 1924, the Palsgraf family has been subject to numerous accidents. Is the Palsgraf family cursed? more...>