University of Miami Law Review


Louis De Alessi


In this article Professor De Alessi applies economic analysis to a California case which held that a tortfeasor who negligently destroys property which he rented is liable to the lessor for loss of use during the time in which a replacement is being procured. In arriving at the conclusion that the court may have made the correct decision despite the lack of economic considerations, a framework for economic analysis is suggested which may well be extendable to other factual situations.