This year, as in the past several years, there were approximately forty Torts cases. A much smaller number of the cases, however, involved automobile accidents. This is hardly competent evidence that there were fewer accidents, but may perhaps indicate that negligence law is becoming somewhat clearer so that fewer appeals to the higher courts are considered warranted.
John W. Wade,
Torts -- 1956 Tennessee Survey,
9 Vanderbilt Law Review
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