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16 Dec 2007, 1:01 am
The TortsProf blog recently published an interesting post on the subject of calculating wrongful death damages. [read post]
25 Mar 2013, 2:40 am by tortsprof
From Faculty Lounge comes the news that Andrew Klein has been named Dean at Indiana University at Indianapolis School of Law. [read post]
23 Jun 2008, 10:50 am
Tortsprof Blog has been kind enough to let us know that Directorship has released its second annual Boardroom Guide to State Litigation Climates. [read post]
15 Jun 2011, 4:30 am by Kevin Couch
If you haven’t already, you will likely hear about some accidents involving Napa Firelite Fire Gel, which has ignited a firestorm of controversy, pictured here (h/t TortsProf Blog).  [read post]
29 Dec 2013, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
Bad lawsuit on bad theory: “Cantor Fitzgerald, American Airlines Settle 9/11 Lawsuit” [Financial Advisor mag] New Jersey court: only golfer, not his companions, responsible for yelling “Fore” to warn of errant ball [TortsProf] “The New Lawsuit Ecosystem: Trends, Targets and Players,” 158-page report for Chamber of Commerce, topics include emerging areas of litigation (food class actions, data privacy); also lists leading plaintiff’s lawyers in… [read post]
18 Nov 2007, 7:49 am
TortsProf Blog has the details. [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Academics have underestimated sensitivity of medical system to liability pressures [Michael Frakes, SSRN via TortsProf] “Nobody has gone out and bought a new home” — Mark Lanier talks down his verdict knocking $9 billion out of Takeda and Lilly after two hours of deliberation by a Lafayette, La. jury [Reuters] Japanese drugmaker says it had won three previous trials [ABA Journal] Nursing home in living-up-to-its-name town of West Babylon sued over hiring male… [read post]
24 Apr 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
By convention the business/defense side isn’t fond of jury trial while plaintiff’s side sings its praises, but Louisiana fight might turn that image on its head [Hayride, sequel at TortsProf (measure fails)] Generous tort law, modern industrial economy, doing away with principle of limited liability: pick (at most) two of three [Megan McArdle] Fallacies about Stella Liebeck McDonald’s hot coffee case go on and on, which means correctives need to keep coming too [Jim… [read post]
8 Dec 2013, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Ron Miller] Mark Behrens and Cary Silverman on litigation tourism in Pennsylvania [TortsProf] “Maybe [depositions] are like what some people say about war — vast periods of boredom interrupted by brief moments of terror. [read post]
5 Nov 2010, 8:08 am by brooks
This week, Jay Feinman, a Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University, was a guest blogger at the TortsProf blog (one of my favorites, and not just because friend and fellow UT alum Bill Childs is one of the authors).  [read post]
2 Oct 2017, 3:03 am by Walter Olson
Multi-district litigation still a Wild West realm: “Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedures” [request for rulemaking via TortsProf] “Multidistrict Litigation Reform: The Case for Earlier Application of Federal Pleading Standards” [James Beck, WLF] Lawyer vs. lawyer: “Philadelphia Injury Firm Sues Morgan & Morgan for False Advertising” [P. [read post]
8 Jun 2011, 4:30 am by Kevin Couch
But we thank the TortsProf Blog for providing some stimulation on the academic side, and most recently providing this link where we were able to glance an interesting paper entitled “The Taxpayer’s Burden from Product-Related Harm,” a collaboration among Ruth Ruttenberg, Jonathan Cardi, and Estye Fenton.   [read post]
12 Aug 2012, 9:03 pm by Walter Olson
California tort case, re-examined [Kyle Graham, Green Bag/SSRN] Paul Taylor of House Judiciary makes a case for the constitutionality of broad federal tort reform [Suffolk University Law Review via Point of Law] New Ken Feinberg book on compensation plans in lieu of litigation [Scheuerman, TortsProf] Hot propaganda: filmmaker Susan Saladoff faces off against Victor Schwartz on “Hot Coffee” [TortsProf] Studies of tort reform’s effects underestimate effects of durable… [read post]
2 Feb 2011, 6:30 pm by Schachtman
Robinette, at TortsProf Blog, thoughtfully provided a link to a new paper, in press, by Professor Robert Rabin.  [read post]
11 Sep 2008, 6:23 am
The post is adopted from a presentation he gave;TortsProf with the September 5, 2008 edition of the Personal Injury Law Round-Up;Blawg Review #176 is up at Legal Literacy;And the 200 mile Reach the Beach Relay is being run this weekend across New Hampshire, starting at Cannon Mountain in Franconia and ending about 24 hours later at Hampton Beach State Park. [read post]
25 Aug 2007, 3:39 am
Playland is the only government owned amusement park in the country.I had previously written of the story here in Round-Up #20, and it has been extensively covered by TortsProf Bill Childs. [read post]