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Hand Formula

Definition

A process created by Judge Learned Hand in U.S. v. Carroll Towing Co., 159 F.2d 169 (2d Cir. 1947), to determine whether a defendant breached a legal duty by failing to take sufficient precautions, which would have generated greater benefits than implementation of the precautions would have cost.

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McCarty v. Pheasant Run, Inc.


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United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company v. Plovidba