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No person has a vested interest in any rule of law entitling him to insist that it shall remain unchanged for his benefit.' New York Cent. R.R. v. White, 243 U.S. 188, 198. Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 113, 134. Legislative actions based on this principle, prospectively modifying or abrogating common law causes of action, have been judicially upheld. 


If a common-law right is taken away, nothing need be given in return. Prendergast v. Nelson, 199 Neb. 97. Because the Legislature can eliminate a common-law cause of action entirely, it can also alter the remedy for a cause of action without providing a replacement remedy, or quid pro quo. 


‘’’It is not to be presumed that the legislature intended to abrogate or modify a rule of the common law by the enactment of a statute upon the same subject; it is rather to be presumed that no change in the common law was intended unless the language employed clearly indicates such an intention. . . . The rules of common law are not to be changed by doubtful implication, nor overturned except by clear and unambiguous language.’” McKinney v. McKinney, [59 Wyo. ...

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