Torts And Public Policy

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A Quiz on the tort system and the policy surrounding the civil courts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is one of the biggest problems with Medical Malpractice Suits?
    • A. 

      A rise in the cost of Medical care

    • B. 

      A rise in the cost of insurance for Doctors and Hospitals

    • C. 

      Not enough room for error for Doctors

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 2. 
    All of these are purposes of the civil court system except:
    • A. 

      Compensate for damages in a prompt and efficient way

    • B. 

      Fairly distribute benefits to victims and costs to wrongdoers

    • C. 

      Keep large corporations in check

    • D. 

      Deter conduct that is unreasonably risky or dangerous

  • 3. 
    For the most part, the Democratic Party...
    • A. 

      Is apathetic about the state of the civil courts

    • B. 

      Thinks that the civil court system is being abused and needs reform

    • C. 

      Thinks that the civil court system needs to be protected as is

    • D. 

      Are split on the issue

  • 4. 
    The "loser pays" rule would force...
    • A. 

      The loser of the trial to pay for the opponent's legal fees

    • B. 

      The loser of the trial to pay the court and judge for the time spent in court

    • C. 

      The loser of the trial to pay for his own lawyer

    • D. 

      The loser of the trial to pay "pain and suffering" compensation to everyone involved in the trial

  • 5. 
    California has capped awards for "pain and suffering" at $250,000, and the insurance rate for doctors is...
    • A. 

      About average with the rest of the states

    • B. 

      Below the average of other states

    • C. 

      Above the average of the other states

    • D. 

      Not comparable with other states because of California's insurance plan

  • 6. 
    According to Pro Reform organizations, the number of civil court cases has dramatically .                .  over the last few years
  • 7. 
    .                      .   is a reform which would make any company not liable for damages caused by a product already approved by the FDA.
  • 8. 
    A .                 .  suit is one where the cost of legal fees is greater than the rewarded damages.
  • 9. 
    A frivolous law suit is usually trying to force the defendant into a .                  . instead of bringing the case to court.
  • 10. 
    Those against reform in the Tort system would say that most reform makes the system stray away from its purpose to .               . dangerous or risky conduct.
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