Tort Law

5358 ABA Journal Tort Law articles.

Suit Claims Racist Tobacco Marketing

A Miami attorney has filed a $1 billion suit that claims tobacco companies targeted blacks with racist marketing tactics.

Solo practitioner J.B. Harris filed the suit on behalf of Coral…

Lawyer Jailed for Extorting Wife’s Lovers

Sentenced this week to five years in prison for extorting money from men who had affairs with his wife, a Texas attorney was unrepentent. “It is incredible to me after…

Skadden to Advise Virginia Tech Panel

An advisory panel created to look into the Virginia Tech massacre will be counseled on a pro bono basis by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, officials announced today.

Although…

Lawyer: Prosecutor’s Fatal DUI a Liability Issue for County

The fallout continues over a suburban Chicago prosecutor’s alcohol-laden lunch last month, after her office was closed down for the day by a bomb threat.

A woman injured in a…

Busting a Move

Woman Sues After Boss’s Hubby’s Heave-Ho Causes Her to Hit Hard in Dance Floor Debacle

Pal Tipped Plaintiff Attorney about ‘Flea’

One question remained unanswered – until today – about “Flea,” the once-anonymous physician whose biting blogging about his ongoing medical malpractice case recently led to a Perry Mason moment at…

Death Suit Dismissed in Holloway Case

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a California wrongful death suit filed over the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

The parents of the Alabama teen, who vanished on May…

Doc: Vaccine Claims Risk Child Health

Litigation over some 4,800 autistic children allegedly injured as a result of being vaccinated could mean the end of much-needed programs to protect millions from potentially fatal diseases such as…

Plaintiffs Firms Bring International Tort Claims

Plaintiffs class-action firms are starting to get involved in international human-rights cases.

Previously such suits were usually brought by public-interest lawyers. But now plaintiffs firms such as Motley Rice of…

Med-Mal Rx
Judge Seeks Baseball Arbitration in Church Sex Abuse Cases

A federal judge thinks an arbitration method developed in major league baseball could help resolve litigation over alleged sexual abuse within the San Diego diocese.

So-called baseball arbitration, in which…

Lawsuits for Quarantined TB Lawyer?

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer stricken with an unusually severe case of tuberculosis and quarantined in a Denver hospital could soon be involved in cutting-edge litigation.

Experts say Andrew Speaker,…

Bomb Image in Business Fax a Bad Idea

Among the new causes of action and subjects of potential claims constantly developing in the ever-changing American legal arena, add one to the list that some might consider a no-brainer…

Blogging Defendant Unmasked

A physician accused of malpractice agreed to a substantial settlement after he admitted on the stand that he was the pseudonymous blogger writing about a trial with striking similarities to…

Suits Target 401(k) Fees

Several major corporations are facing lawsuits claiming they charged hidden, excessive or high fees to employees participating in 401(k) plans.

Among the companies named as defendants are The Boeing Co.,…

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