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12 Aug 2020, 2:37 am by tortsprof
Tim Lytton has an editorial in USA Today: "Blanket COVID-19 liability shield for businesses is not the immunity we need in this crisis". [read post]
11 Aug 2020, 4:43 am by tortsprof
Tennessee started a special session yesterday, primarily over COVID-19 immunity. [read post]
7 Aug 2020, 6:26 am by tortsprof
The New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated two suits linking Johnson & Johnson's talc products to ovarian cancer. [read post]
4 Aug 2020, 6:28 am by tortsprof
Shahar Dillbary, Cherie Metcalf & Brock Stoddard have posted to SSRN Incentivized Torts: An Empirical Analysis. [read post]
3 Aug 2020, 5:52 am by tortsprof
Martha Chamallas has posted to SSRN Race and Tort Law. [read post]
30 Jul 2020, 7:25 am by tortsprof
Hanoch Dagan & Ben Zipursky have posted to SSRN The Distinction Between Private and Public Law. [read post]
29 Jul 2020, 7:59 am by tortsprof
Rick Newman, the Executive Director of the American Museum of Tort Law, interviews Jim Zirin, author of Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits. [read post]
27 Jul 2020, 1:15 pm by tortsprof
In early July, I reported that a tort reform bill in Louisiana had passed both houses of the legislature, and the governor said he would sign it. [read post]
24 Jul 2020, 1:50 am by tortsprof
Jay Feinman has an opinion piece in WaPo: "Five Myths about Lawsuits. [read post]
22 Jul 2020, 1:51 pm by tortsprof
In 1975, California enacted MICRA, a law which, among other things, capped pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases at $250,000. [read post]
20 Jul 2020, 4:46 am by tortsprof
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce a call for papers for volume two of Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, edited by Paul Miller (Notre Dame) and John Oberdiek (Rutgers). [read post]
17 Jul 2020, 7:04 am by tortsprof
A Pennsylvania hospital has taken the "extraordinary step" of admitting fault as it settled cases stemming from the deaths of three premature babies. [read post]
16 Jul 2020, 1:47 am by tortsprof
You may recall that back on March 19, I posted a link to Ron Miller reporting on the first COVID-19 lawsuit, arising out of the Grand Princess cruise ship. [read post]
15 Jul 2020, 6:15 am by tortsprof
Cristina Tilley has posted to SSRN The Tort of Outrage and Some Objectivity about Subjectivity. [read post]
13 Jul 2020, 6:08 am by tortsprof
Alexandra Lahav has posted to SSRN Chancy Causation in Tort. [read post]
10 Jul 2020, 6:19 am by tortsprof
The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a non-driver in a DUI accident can be an "active" tortfeasor, and, thus, potentially liable for uncapped punitive damages. [read post]
9 Jul 2020, 1:09 am by tortsprof
Last month, I reported on a proposal by Deborah Ramirez to require police officers to carry liability insurance. [read post]
7 Jul 2020, 6:46 am by tortsprof
Christopher French has posted to SSRN COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Loses: The Cases For and Against Coverage. [read post]
6 Jul 2020, 2:39 am by tortsprof
A father has sued the owner of Hershey Park and the designer and builder of the Storm Runner roller coaster over an incident from June 2018. [read post]
3 Jul 2020, 1:55 am by tortsprof
In the final hours of a special session in Louisiana, the legislature passed a tort reform bill that the Governor Edwards said he would sign. [read post]