5394 ABA Journal Tort Law articles.
Claim denied: A lawyer’s musings on the shortcomings of insurance
As lawyers, many of us either fight insurance companies or represent them. Sue or defend, we are all connected with insurance by buying it. When did the concept of insurance start?
May 12, 2021 12:52 PM CDT
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Maker of Snapchat can be sued for speed filter used by youths before fatal crash, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that Snapchat isn’t protected from liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a case alleging that three youths died in a car crash after using the app’s speed filter.
May 6, 2021 9:46 AM CDT
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May 4, 2021 10:41 AM CDT
Justice Thomas argues for repeal of doctrine protecting military from tort suits incident to service
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued Monday that the high court should have agreed to hear an appeal by a West Point cadet to repeal a doctrine that has protected the military from tort lawsuits by service members outside combat.
May 3, 2021 10:13 AM CDT
Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District is important in clarifying the law of personal jurisdiction, but it also raises many questions that will confront lower state and federal courts and ultimately need Supreme Court resolution.
May 3, 2021 8:52 AM CDT
Search of Giuliani’s home is ‘legal thuggery,’ his lawyer says
Federal agents searched lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s New York City apartment and office early Wednesday. Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told the…
Apr 28, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
Lawyer wrongly cited golden rule, court says in overturning $1.1M verdict in suit against Fetty Wap label
A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.
Apr 27, 2021 3:06 PM CDT
New York City can’t use tort law to sue oil companies over climate change, 2nd Circuit says
Federal law gives the Environmental Protection Agency, not federal courts, the authority to regulate greenhouse emissions in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled as it tossed a climate change lawsuit Thursday.
Apr 2, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Trump has to face defamation suit
Donald Trump has lost his bid to delay a defamation suit that was based on his status as president. The New York Court of…
Mar 31, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask
Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…
Mar 29, 2021 4:39 PM CDT
Mar 25, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
Federal judge warns of trying Capitol riot case in media
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia on Tuesday warned prosecutors about trying a U.S. Capitol riot…
Mar 24, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
Sidney Powell lawyers argue no reasonable person would have accepted her stolen election claims as fact
Lawyers representing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell are seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by arguing that her comments about rigged voting machines are constitutionally protected political speech that no reasonable person would think are statements of fact.
Mar 23, 2021 12:56 PM CDT
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