Tort Law

5012 ABA Journal articles on Tort Law.

Estate recovers nothing for mistaken brain surgery because lawyers used estopped negligence claim
The case of a woman who died after undergoing mistaken brain surgery involves apparent errors by her doctors and her lawyers, according to a Michigan Supreme Court justice who agreed with a decision to overturn the $20 million award.
Suit accuses sex toy company of collecting data on customer usage

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday accuses a sex toy company of collecting information from its customers on when and how often they use its vibrators.

The would-be class action, filed…

Lawyer’s suit claims hotel valet gave his $300K Ferrari to the wrong guy

A lawyer has filed a lawsuit claiming the parking attendant at a St. Petersburg, Florida, hotel gave his $300,000 yellow Ferrari to a man who asked for the car despite…

11th Circuit refuses to reinstate fired Dolphins coach’s defamation suit against Paul Weiss law firm

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit by a fired Miami Dolphins coach who claimed the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison defamed…

Model wrongly thought to be HIV-positive through use of stock photo was defamed, appeals court says

A model falsely identified as HIV-positive when her stock photo was used in an educational ad campaign met the standard for proving defamation per se, a New York appeals court…

Judge punishes lawyer for using hashtag #killinnazis, tosses $27.8M Xarelto verdict on other grounds
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million verdict against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto in a lawsuit by an Indiana woman who claimed the drug caused severe gastrointestinal bleeding.
Ohio judge orders settlement talks in opioid suits, says public isn’t interested in legal questions

An Ohio federal judge is urging a settlement that goes beyond “moving money around” in over 200 federal lawsuits targeting the opioid epidemic.

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of Cleveland…

Trump’s personal lawyer claims Russia dossier defamed him, sues BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has filed defamation lawsuits against the company that compiled the so-called Steele Dossier alleging Russia ties to the Trump campaign and against the…

Milberg joins forces with mass tort firm Sanders Philips Grossman

Class action and complex litigation firm Milberg and mass tort firm Sanders Phillips Grossman plan to partner up, becoming Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, the American Lawyer and Global…

Are iPhone slowdowns a trespass to chattel? 2 lawsuits with differing causes of action filed
Two would-be class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that can’t supply the necessary power for new features.
Drugmaker claims #killinnazis Instagram posts are part of lawyers’ ‘xenophobic’ strategy

Lawyers seeking to overturn a $27.8 million verdict against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto contend that nine Instagram posts using the hashtag #killinnazis are part of a strategy…

Device designed to deter porch package thieves is illegal and a lawsuit risk, police say

Fed up with porch package thieves, an inventor in Tacoma, Washington, took action.

Jaireme Barrow said police failed to make any arrests when he offered video of people taking packages…

Former Pennsylvania bar president sues sheriff’s deputies for tackling him at courthouse

A former president of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations has sued sheriff’s deputies who tackled him at the courthouse last summer, causing him to fracture his shoulder.

Clifford Haines,…

Trump’s tweets were too vague and subjective to be defamatory, appeals court says
An appeals court in New York has affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed Donald Trump defamed a guest television commentator in his tweets during the presidential campaign.
Tufts delays Scaramucci event after he threatens suit over op-ed pieces

Tufts University has postponed an appearance scheduled for Monday by former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci after he threatened to sue the school’s newspaper for defamation.

The university said it…

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