Entries tagged with “Palsgraf”

Microsoft Word Creates New Cause of Action

Plaintiffs Finally Can Redress Circuitous Wrongs as Foreseeability Spell-Checked Into Oblivion It seems that Mrs. Palsgraf has finally been vindicated, forcing law professors across the country to revise their 1L Torts exams. Not a Lawyer, or Don't Remember the Details of Palsgraf v. LIRR? One fine day, as Mrs. Helen Palsgraf waited on one end of a Long Island Railroad Platform, a passenger on the other end was hurrying to catch a train.  Two friendly LIRR guards -- one on the train and one on the platform -- pulled/pushed the passenger into the train, causing the passenger to drop a package he carried, which... More
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