Our tort laws today come from two types of laws.
Our tort laws today come from two types of laws. One is the type of law that is passed by U.S. Congress or the state legislatures. This kind of law is called ________________ . An example of this kind of law is RCW 7.72.030 which makes manufacturers of products liable for injuries caused by defectively dangerous products.
The other type of law that is the main source of our tort law today is the kind that evolves over time as the appellate courts decide individual cases and issue written opinions that serve as a precedent for subsequent courts to follow. Our legal system “inherited” this kind of law from England. It is called _______________________________ .