Debunking The Mystery of Negligence

Law360, New York (June 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Law students spend many months learning the legal concept of negligence. My law school torts professor would probably disagree, but this is not a big mystery or a complicated subject.

The next time you look to see which negligence box the Mine Safety and Health Administration inspector has checked on a citation, keep the following concepts in mind.

Negligence is simply the degree of fault involved in causing a violation or accident. MSHA views negligence on a sliding scale from none to low to moderate to...
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