Intentional Interference

  1. Which torts protect against the intentional interference with persons?
  2. Should the application of the concept of proximate cause be expanded to allow recovery in more cases, or should it be limited to reduce the frequency and amounts of recovery? Why?
  3. Large damages awards in tort litigation have to be paid by someone.  If the defendant is insured, then insurance companies foot the bill.  Ultimately, though, high insurance rates are passed on to consumers of goods and services in the United States.  Will tort re­form that reduces the size and number of damages awards ultimately mean lower costs of goods and services?  Will tort reform lead to higher risks associated with services and products?