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A Missing Piece of the Puzzle of the Dignitary Torts

In their article, Professors Kenneth Abraham and G. Edward White identify a puzzle: despite the value that our society purports to place on dignity, tort law’s dignity- protecting function has been little explored.1 Lawmakers and courts employ the term “dignity” without specifying the interests at stake. Dignitary torts—battery, false imprisonment, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional […]

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