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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Robinson v. District of Columbia

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If a particular statute is flouted by the custom of the public, should courts still rely upon the statute for the purposes of NPS? Plaintiff was struck by a police van while jaywalking. Traffic regulations required all pedestrians to use crosswalks when crossing the road. However, plaintiff argued that it was customary for local pedestrians to cross the street at the unmarked location where the accident occurred.