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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Maxine Hammontree et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. Thomas H. Jenner, Defendant and Respondent.

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Should drivers be strictly liable for injuries they cause when they lose control of their car? The defendant suffered an epileptic seizure while driving. During the seizure, he crashed into the plaintiff's bike shop without warning, injuring the plaintiff. Defendant had a history of epileptic seizures, but was taking medication to reduce the frequency of his seizures.