New technology is complicating and challenging our legal system, especially when it comes to contract law.
Typically, people can be wronged in one of two different ways. First, a person may be harmed when that person’s rights are violated. Second, a person may be harmed when someone else violates a contract. Technology’s advances are designed to automate actions and decisions that were historically done manually by human beings. This can complicate contract law now that technology is taking the place of humans.
New technology is challenging our legal system, especially in the context of contract law.
Generally, people are wronged in one of two ways. First, a person may be harmed when that person’s rights as a member of society are violated. This is generally called “tort” law, and it can apply when someone is hurt by someone else’s negligence, nuisance or trespass. For example, if someone drives recklessly in a way that harms me as another user of the road, that reckless driver may have committed a tort by violating the responsibilities that everyone in our society is expected to satisfy.
Read more about how technology is challenging the limits of contact law in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Technology challenging limits of contract law
Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Technology challenging limits of contract law,” by Lee R. Schroeder, September 21, 2019
Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at Lee@LeeSchroeder.com or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.