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For the most part, certainly at the national level, tort issues have not been central to campaigning, at least so far this year. But this ad has been released in a Missouri race, attacking a Republican candidate for the U.S....
On Monday, a federal district judge in Mississippi dismissed a climate change suit over Hurricane Katrina-related property damage, holding the connection between any individual's conduct and weather-related harm was too tenuous to support a tort judgment. The opinion is here:...
Geoff Rapp (Toledo) has posted to SSRN Torts 2.0. The abstract provides: In this Symposium Essay, I analogize the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Torts to "Web 2.0." The story of the Third Restatement and its progenitors bears a...
The Lawyers Weekly (CA) reports that the Ontario Court of Appeals has recognized a new cause of action, "intrusion upon seclusion," as a common law invasion of privacy tort. Law Times also has more on the decision, and in particular,...
MN Governor Mark Dayton has signed legislation restoring caps in wrongful death cases against state or local governments to pre-2008 levels. The new law caps liability at $1 million because of “a single occurrence, if the claim involves nonprofit corporations...
The New Hampshire Senate is touting an early offer approach to medical malpractice. The proposal was designed with the input of Jeffrey O'Connell (Virginia) who conceived of the concept of early offers and has championed it for years. The NH...
AALS has posted the podcasts from the Annual Meeting. Former Chair of the Torts & Compensation Systems Section Mike Rustad planned and moderated the panel "Twenty-First Century Tort Theories: A New Audit of Civil Recourse Theory." One Torts Prof said...
George Conk analyzes the BP settlement at TortsToday. --CJR
Mike Green (Wake Forest) and Israel Gilead (Hebrew University) have posted to SSRN Maligned Misalignments. The abstract provides: This article responds to a fascinating and provocative article entitled “Misalignments in Tort Law,” authored by Ariel Porat and published at 121...
The Legal Intelligencer reports on a variety of issues raised by the plaintiffs in a post-trial motion challenging a defense verdict in Webber v. Ford Motor Co. In particular, plaintiffs' counsel alleges that the verdict form was the result of...