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13 Oct 2010, 6:53 am by Walter Olson
In a preview of his much anticipated new book, Cardozo lawprof Lester Brickman examines contentions that caseload statistics do not bear out fears of a litigation explosion, and says these claims depend on severe undercounting of both cases and costs [TortsProf, PoL] Tags: Lester Brickman, lying with statistics Related posts September 15 roundup (3) Lies, Damned Lies and Court Statistics… (1) How trial lawyer urban legends get started (24) August 2 roundup (2) Asbestos:… [read post]
26 Nov 2012, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
Dean Paul Mahoney, Virginia Law Review (PDF) via TortsProf] “Proposed civil justice reform in Canada” [Ted Frank] “Town Owes $10M To Pupil Paralyzed In School Beating” [New Jersey Law Journal; Irvington, N.J.] [read post]
17 Sep 2010, 9:23 am by Walter Olson
[Marcia Coyle, NLJ] Related: “Call for Papers: Civil Litigation as a Tool for Regulating Climate Change” [Valparaiso University School of Law via TortsProf] Tags: climate change, Supreme Court Related posts Wyeth v. [read post]
19 Sep 2007, 3:00 pm
[TortsProf Blog] * My kingdom for... $14 million? [read post]
11 Apr 2011, 8:06 am by Walter Olson
.; San Gabriel Valley Tribune via TortsProf] Rolls-Royce case: “Judge Posner Provides Preview of Wal-Mart v. [read post]
25 Feb 2011, 1:00 am by Karen Tani
It comes from Bill Childs (Western New England School of Law), over at TortsProf Blog:I've written, both here and in more formal settings, a bit about historians serving as expert witnesses in [read post]
1 Jul 2014, 5:59 am by Walter Olson
” [TortsProf; earlier, and generally] Tweet Tags: California, emergency medicineCalifornia: no duty for retailers to keep defibrillators on hand is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
2 Sep 2009, 12:15 pm
[Beck & Herrmann] Michael Wells (Georgia), "A Common Lawyer's Perspective on the European Perspective on Punitive Damages" [SSRN via TortsProf] Proffered opinion from Texas... [read post]
15 Jul 2016, 2:57 am by Walter Olson
” Assumption of risk, the Iceland way [TortsProf] Tags: assumption of risk, Europe “The nearest hospital is 62km away” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
30 Nov 2009, 9:16 pm
TortsProf's Christopher Robinette notes the exceedingly cautious language employed by the publisher of a book on the Walther P-38 pistol. [read post]
29 Feb 2008, 7:57 am
The TortsProf Blog reports today that the Virginia Supreme Court did the right thing (my words, not theirs) and found that tax-exempt doctor foundations are not immune from medical malpractice liability. [read post]
2 May 2012, 9:07 pm by Walter Olson
Salute to Bill Childs, who blogged with distinction at TortsProf, on departing academia for private practice [Sheila Scheuerman and Chris Robinette] North Carolina voters who know that Amendment One would ban civil unions oppose the measure by 22 points; unfortunately, most don’t know that [Greg Sargent, WaPo; earlier] Patrick at Popehat proposes 5 things Tar Heels can do to help defeat it; Cellphone app to hail nearby taxi? [read post]
30 Jan 2009, 8:31 am
Hat tip to the TortsProf Blog for posting yesterday on a new article by Frank Vandall, Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 1 (2008) As the article abstract explains, the 2006 proposal by Senator Arlen Specter (R. [read post]
29 Feb 2008, 6:26 am
The TortsProf Blog reports that state legislatures in Colorado and Oregon are considering increases to their caps on noneconomic damages. [read post]
14 Jan 2010, 11:13 am by Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
Nashville Public Radio (via TortsProf) reports that number of medical malpractice lawsuits in Tennessee has dropped 60% after implementation of new certificate of merit requirements in Tennessee, requiring certification of a contention that is difficult to dispute. [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]
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]