Blue Bus

 

P is negligently run off the road into a parked car by a blue bus. P is prepared to prove that D operates four-fifths of all the blue buses that use the route. What effect, if any, should such proof be given?(1)

 

1. This problem is based on Tribe, Trial by Mathematics: Precision and Ritual in the Legal Process, 84 Harv. L. Rev. 1329, 1341 (1971).


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