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Did You Know There is No General Duty to Help Others?

By |April 3rd, 2012|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Generally, no person has a duty to help another in need. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy noted this during oral arguments on President Obama’s healthcare law on March 27, 2012 and added that while this may seem immoral or wrong, it is the law and has been for a long time. There are a few exceptions to this general rule, which are primarily related to a person’s job in relation to a victim. This post will discuss the duty of private citizens to help another in need. It will not wade into the question of the government’s duty especially those issues involving the President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). […]

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