Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brian Elliott - A Tort Waiting To Happen

I couldn't resist.

Below is a picture of a button that is present on the doors of the U-bahn trains in Berlin. Before the trains come to a complete stop the buttons light up green. This indicates that they can be pressed, thus opening the door. That is - opening the door while the train is still moving. This becomes a game to U-bahn riders who see how soon they can step out onto the platform before the train comes to a complete halt. Of course, my law school-infected brain sees this as a tort just waiting to happen. Although I figure there has to be an assumption of risk defense in play.

By Brian Elliott, Student, Touro Law Summer Abroad Program in Germany 2010

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