Re: "punishment"

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 10:40:46 -0400

Tony B. Csoka wrote:
> Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> >What *do* I believe in? Torts. I don't see why there should be any
> >real distinction between what happens if you break a contract, break
> >a piece of my personal property, or break my leg -- I should sue you
> >for damages, and get restitution. This is essentially a return to the
> >early legal systems much of Europe had, before kings discovered that
> >declaring certain offenses to be violations of the *KING'S* peace and
> >not torts was a way to earn a buck by collecting the fines for the
> >crown instead of for the victim.
> Yeah, but at the present time it's difficult to sue someone when you're
> dead.

On the contrary, the $33 million judgement against OJ Simpson shows that
if you can't take it with you, your family can at least profit mightily
from your bad luck.

			Michael Lorrey
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