Wednesday, June 26, 2013

          Dorit Rubinstein Reiss on Parental Liability for Failure to Vaccinate

          UC Hastings Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss has a guest blog post at Bill of Health on whether parents can be liable under tort law for not vaccinating their children. In a word? Yes, they can.

          A previous blog post by another writer suggested that there are no grounds for imposing tort liability on parents for failure to vaccinate alone, even if it led to another person being infected. Professor Reiss says Mary Holland's post "is courteous and matter-of-fact, and there are certainly arguments for her position, especially the argument that common law rarely imposes a duty to act. But Ms. Holland did not make that case."

          The complete blog post by Professor Reiss, as well as the original comments from Mary Holland, can be found here.

          Dorit Rubinstein Reiss (LLB, Ph.D.) is Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She has published articles on regulation and administrative law and teaches tort law. She is also a member of the Parents Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines and writes the blog Before Vaccines.

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Tuesday, November 14, 2017

          Port pilot John Betz ’96 discusses his non-legal career and the importance of education

          A tragic “Deadliest Catch” moment piqued a lifelong interest in the law and encouraged John to pursue a law degree at UC Hastings.
          Friday, November 03, 2017

          Thinkers & Doers: October 2017

          100 Things Warriors Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die -- Alum appointed Chargé d’Affaires -- The poisonous dynamic over who’s to blame for racism -- Prof. Williams on the Harvey Weinstein Effect -- Two More UC Hastings Grads Receive Judgeships from Gov. Brown -- Jury selection in the Steinle case -- and much more
          Wednesday, November 01, 2017

          Why do drug prices remain so high?

          "Because drug companies block competition," says Professor Feldman in a new study that examines all drugs on the market between 2005 and 2015, identifying and analyzing every instance in which the company added new patents or exclusivities. 
          Wednesday, October 25, 2017

          UC Hastings Community Offers Legal Help to Wine Country Wildfire Victims

          “I'd been reading stories in the news, and it was devastating. It bothered me not doing anything about it—I just wanted to do something for the families,” says 2L Trang Luong.
          Thursday, October 19, 2017

          UC Hastings Law Receives $1 Million Gift from Shanin Specter

          Gift from renowned trial attorney will be used to build the new “Shanin Specter Courtroom” and to support multiple areas within the College.
          Go to News Archive