Tort Law

5358 ABA Journal Tort Law articles.

Court to Consider Nasdaq Liability

An en banc appeals court will hear an appeal this week that seeks damages against Nasdaq for touting WorldCom stock in advertising.

The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Judge: Scruggs in Criminal Contempt

A federal judge in Alabama is asking the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute a high-profile trial lawyer for criminal contempt, contending that Richard Scruggs brazenly violated a court injunction by…

Second Lead-Paint Suit Fails

State supreme courts handed paint manufacturers two victories this week in lawsuits seeking cleanup costs for lead paint used before it was banned as a health hazard in 1978.

Today…

Chiquita Sued in Terrorism Funds Case

A Florida law firm has filed suit against Chiquita Brands Int’l., on behalf of 22 people allegedly killed by a Colombian terrorist group that received funds from the multinational company.

Toxic Tap Water for Years at Marine Base

At least twenty-five years after toxins were found to have seeped into the water supply at a North Carolina marine base, the situation is still being studied.

A report released…

St. Louis Lead-Paint Suit Fails

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the city of St. Louis may not sue the makers of lead paint under a market-share theory.

The city needed to prove which paint…

DC Firm Racks Up Big Bill in RI Case

A well-known Washington, D.C., law firm is sending the state of Rhode Island six-figure monthly bills for ongoing representation in a huge environmental clean-up case.

When the state asked Sutherland,…

Civil Case Leads to Murder Charge

For years, Mary Miller thought she knew who had murdered her son, Jesse: his father. Chicago police agreed. But there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Leroy Alexander with the 2002…

Wake-Up Call to Parents: 2 Years in Jail for Serving Teens Drinks at Party

A crime that many adults still consider equivalent to exceeding the speed limit and risking a traffic ticket has resulted in two-year jail terms for an Earlysville, Virginia, couple.

Serving…

Celebrity Gossip: Contested Legal Fees

It isn’t every day that Us magazine reports about an attorney’s claim against a client for legal fees. But it did so in detail today, after celebrity lawyer Debra Opri…

Getting ‘Borked’ Gets New Meaning

Failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is seeking $1 million in damages for injuries suffered when he fell at the Yale Club in Manhattan.

The New…

Vioxx Plaintiff Offered Reduced Award

A former FBI agent who sued the maker of Vioxx for causing his heart attack has a choice: Accept an award of $1.6 million, rather than the $51 million awarded…

Boston Lawyer Assault Case Dropped

Charges reportedly have been dropped against a Boston lawyer who had been accused of groping a museum curator at an art gallery opening, after the alleged victim declined to go…

Suit Says Energy Drink Caused Endless Erection, Seeks Damages

A New York City man claims he got a lot more than he bargained for when he purchased and drank a can of Boost Plus nutrition beverage. An erection that…

Tough New Policy for Prosecutor DUIs

Prosecutors traditionally work hard and play hard. But because they enforce the law, they should be held to a higher standard, many believe. For that reason, prosecutors in Kane County,…

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