Tort Law

5055 ABA Journal articles on Tort Law.

Federal judge scolds slow-moving BigLaw lawyers, enforces oral agreement to settle class action
A federal judge in New Jersey is requiring Samsung Electronics America to abide by an oral agreement to settle two would-be class actions involving drain pumps in washing machines.
‘Westworld’ terms of service: rogue androids and collecting more than just data from guests
A fictional theme park with a wild west theme is the setting for the HBO series Westworld, where guests pay to live out their fantasies. Those familiar with the darker side of the human condition won’t be surprised to learn that these fantasies often entail patrons killing as many of the amusement park hosts as they please.
Appeals court refuses to stay defamation suit against Trump by former ‘Apprentice’ contestant
A state appeals court in New York has refused to stay a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos.
Michigan State agrees to $500M settlement with victims of Larry Nassar

Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor for the university who was sentenced to prison for sexually…

Uber and Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims
Uber and Lyft have ended forced arbitration for sexual assault cases brought by passengers, drivers and employees.
Judge cuts $50M punitive damages award to neighbors of smelly hog farm
A federal judge in North Carolina has slashed a $50 million punitive damages award in a nuisance suit against a hog farm that stored the animal waste in open-air lagoons and sprayed it on nearby fields.
Before working for Trump, lawyer Michael Cohen also invested in taxi medallions and real estate

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was a personal injury lawyer before working for the Trump Organization, but it wasn’t his only career.

Cohen was “a hard-edge personal-injury…

Before working for Trump, Michael Cohen was a personal injury lawyer

Before Michael Cohen was President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, he was a lawyer for the Trump Organization. And before he held that position, he “roamed the courthouses of New York…

Suit argues animals have the right to sue their abusers

A horse named Justice is entitled to recover the costs of his medical care and damages for pain and suffering from his alleged abuser, according to a negligence suit filed…

2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida’s ‘hot potato doctrine’ are suspended for conflicts

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended two prominent lawyers 30 days each for seeking a payout for their clients from a scientific institute created in a class action tobacco settlement…

Roy Moore files defamation suit against 4 of his accusers

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has sued three accusers who claimed he pursued inappropriate relationships with them when they were teenage girls and another woman who accused him of…

Stormy Daniels files suit claiming Trump defamed her in a tweet

Porn star Stormy Daniels has filed a new lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump defamed her in a tweet that belittled her sketch of a man who allegedly threatened her…

14 women accusing drivers of sex assault ask Uber board to be released from arbitration
Fourteen women sent a letter to the Uber’s board of directors Thursday requesting to be released from the arbitration provision in their consumer agreement to allow them to pursue a class-action lawsuit alleging Uber’s inadequate driver screening procedures led to the sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and gender-motivated violence they experienced at the hands of their drivers.
5th Circuit blasts lawyer who sent thank-you checks to experts, yet told jurors they were unpaid
A federal appeals court has overturned a $151 million award against a hip implant manufacturer because of “serious evidentiary errors” by the judge and “deceptions” by Mark Lanier, a high-profile Houston lawyer for the plaintiffs.
Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korea over death of their son

The parents of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea for the death of their son, who was detained for the alleged theft of a poster.

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