Friday, November 11, 2011

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof has been dormant for over two years.  Isn't anyone interested in editing it?  If so, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki via e-mail: 

paul.caron@uc.edu;joe.hodnicki@gmail.com

--CJR

November 11, 2011 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Top 10 Recent SSRN Torts & Products Liability Downloads

RECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days)
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of Torts & Products Liability Law eJournal

September 4, 2011 to November 3, 2011

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 308 The Reasonable Person
Alan D. Miller, Ronen Perry,
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law, University of Haifa - Faculty of Law,
Date posted to database: July 16, 2011
Last Revised: September 28, 2011
2 305 Excluding Expert Valuation Testimony
Wendy C. Gerzog,
University of Baltimore - School of Law,
Date posted to database: September 26, 2011
Last Revised: September 26, 2011
3 158 Codification and Flexibility in Private International Law
Symeon C. Symeonides,
Willamette University - College of Law,
Date posted to database: October 19, 2011
Last Revised: October 25, 2011
4 140 Optimal Cartel Deterrence: An Empirical Comparison of Sanctions to Overcharges
Robert H. Lande, John M. Connor,
University of Baltimore - School of Law, Purdue University,
Date posted to database: August 28, 2011
Last Revised: September 20, 2011
5 99 Immunity Shopping: Exploiting Variation in Liability Rules
Robert Flannigan,
University of Saskatchewan,
Date posted to database: August 23, 2011
Last Revised: August 23, 2011
6 97 The Priority of Respect Over Repair
Gregory C. Keating,
University of Southern California Law School,
Date posted to database: September 10, 2011
Last Revised: September 10, 2011
7 90 A New Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations: Gender and Erotic Triangles in Lumley v. Gye
Sarah Lynnda Swan,
Columbia University - Law School,
Date posted to database: August 29, 2011
Last Revised: August 30, 2011
8 86 Recovering Rylands: An Essay for Bob Rabin
Gregory C. Keating,
University of Southern California Law School,
Date posted to database: September 10, 2011
Last Revised: September 10, 2011
9 86 Retributive Justice and the Demands of Democratic Citizenship
Dan Markel,
Florida State University College of Law,
Date posted to database: September 19, 2011
Last Revised: October 29, 2011
10 83 Nuisance as a Strict Liability Wrong
Gregory C. Keating,
University of Southern California Law School,
Date posted to database: September 10, 2011
Last Revised: September 10, 2011

--CJR

November 9, 2011 in Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, November 7, 2011

WV Nursing Home Verdict: $91.5M

An 87-year-old woman died shortly after entering a Charleston, WV nursing home.  The nursing home has been hit with a $91.5 million jury verdict.  At least 2 issues may be taken up on appeal.  First, WV has a med mal cap that limits recovery of non-economic damages to $500,000.  The jury found that only a small part of the negligence was "medical."  Instead, the largest part of the negligence was the failure to provide basic necessities such as food and water.  Second, in an attempt to earn punies, the plaintiff's lawyer informed the jury that the nursing home's parent corporation earned $4 billion last year.  However, that figure was gross earnings; the parent corporation's taxable income last year was $75 million.  WVGazette.com has the details.

--CJR

November 7, 2011 in Current Affairs, Damages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)