Tort Law

5345 ABA Journal Tort Law articles.

Trial Lawyers Decry Judge’s $65M Pants Suit

Often a target itself of claims by big business that it promotes frivolous litigation, a well-known American trial lawyer group is now pointing the finger at someone else.

A Washington,…

New Zealand Vets Ask Billions re Agent Orange

New Zealand veterans of the Vietnam War reportedly may sue their government for billions of dollars in compensation for injuries allegedly caused by use of the dioxin-containing defoliant Agent Orange.

No Punitive Damages in Wrongful Adoption Case

Even though an adoption agency apparently intentionally withheld information about severe mental illness among the parents and grandparents of a child from his adoptive family decades ago, it cannot be…

Chase Video Speeds Supreme Court Into Internet Age

A video clip posted next to an opinion this week on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Web site has launched the high court into the Internet Age. Hence, the video, which…

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Judge Switches Hats to Accommodate Con Who Wants to Get Hitched Before Doing His Hitch

You’re Fired

Those words say the same thing in any language, but their legal meaning may vary drastically from country to country

Tort Refomers, Trial Lawyers Rank States

Trial lawyers and tort reformers issued competing state rankings Wednesday.

A survey of general counsel released by a tort reform group found that general counsel perceive West Virginia…

How Much is that Doggie in the Window Worth?

An advocacy group for animals has drafted an amicus brief that argues pet owners should receive compensation for emotional distress caused by the loss of their animals.

Pet owners traditionally…

Study: Doctors Win Most Med-Mal Suits

Juries in medical malpractice cases find for physicians more often than plaintiffs, a researcher told the New Jersey Law Journal.

Around 30 percent of medical…

Lawyer Raps ‘Paralyzed’ Client, Opposing Counsel

A lawyer whose medical malpractice client claimed paralysis, then was caught on videotape walking with a cane, questions why defense lawyers waited almost two years to disclose the tape.

John…

Tort Reform: Chamber vs. Trial Lawyers

Battling press releases today between two arch-enemies in the legal arena contend that the U.S. does, and does not, have a legal system in critical need of so-called tort reform.

$12 Million Settlement Closes Foster Care Giant

A $12 million settlement in a child abuse case and subsequent difficulty getting insurance reportedly is forcing one of the most well-known foster care agencies in the country out of…

Spinach Cases Settle; FDA Monitoring Lax

The producers of bacteria-tainted spinach that sicked hundreds and led to a nationwide recall last year have reportedly settled for undisclosed terms the lawsuits brought by the families of three…

Mass Tort Lawyers Join ‘Wave’ of Pet-Food Suits

Grieving pet owners have filed at least 50 class-action lawsuits in federal courts, most of them in New Jersey, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

And that doesn’t include…

Vioxx Maker Wins Initial Round in Texas

A Texas judge has ruled that state juries may not decide whether Vioxx manufacturer Merck & Co. withheld information from the Food and Drug and Administration.

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