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A quick definition of Hand formula:

The Hand formula is a way to decide if someone was careless and caused harm. It was made by Judge Learned Hand in a court case. The formula says that someone is careless if the harm that could happen is very bad, and it is likely to happen, and the person did not do enough to stop it. This is an important way to decide if someone should be responsible for an accident.

A more thorough explanation:

The Hand Formula is a legal test used to determine whether someone's conduct has created an unreasonable risk of harm. It was first introduced by Judge Learned Hand in a court case called United States v. Carroll Towing Co. in 1947.

According to the Hand Formula, a person is considered negligent if the burden of taking precautions against harm is outweighed by the probable gravity of the harm multiplied by the probability that the harm will occur. In simpler terms, if the cost of preventing harm is less than the potential harm itself, then the person is considered negligent.

For example, imagine a store owner who fails to put up a "wet floor" sign after mopping the floor. If a customer slips and falls, the store owner may be considered negligent under the Hand Formula. The cost of putting up a sign is low, but the potential harm of a customer slipping and injuring themselves is high.

Another example could be a driver who chooses to text while driving. The potential harm of causing a car accident is high, and the probability of an accident occurring is also high when distracted driving is involved. The burden of preventing harm, in this case, is simply putting down the phone and focusing on the road, which is much lower than the potential harm caused by an accident.

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OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
@MightyUnableSphinx: i cant pay back 10k with no job, and i'm already 5k in debt. i just do not have the means to attend gulc 😭😭
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