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Friday, November 25, 2011

Tort News from Europe

New books
Tort Law in the Jurisprudence of the ECtHR (ed A Fenyves et al) [read more] [publisher website]
Digest of European Tort Law, Vol 2 – Essential Cases on Damage (ed B Winiger et al) [read more] [publisher website]
European Tort Law Yearbook 2010 (ed H Koziol/BC Steininger) [read more] [publisher website]
Also published 2011
Medical Liability in Europe (ed BA Koch) [read more] [publisher website]
European Tort Law: Basic Texts (ed K Oliphant/BC Steininger) [read more] [publisher website]
11th Annual Conference on European Tort Law
The Annual Conference on European Tort Law provides practitioners and academics with information about the most significant tort law developments in Europe in the preceding year. Next year's conference will take place in Vienna from Thursday, April 12 to Saturday April 14, 2012. [read more] Details of the full conference programme will be provided shortly.
Thanks to Ken Oliphant for the tip.

November 25, 2011 in Conferences, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Also, Beware of the Toys!

We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!  We are, as ever, grateful for our readers, correspondents, and so on.

In what is a delighfully cheery tradition, US PIRG has released its annual toy safety report ("Trouble in Toyland," which sounds like it could also be a film ripe for riffing by RiffTrax).  Enjoy!


November 23, 2011 in Products Liability | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Recovery of Sentimental Value of Pets

Courthouse News Service reports on an interesting case out of Texas, Medlen v. Strickland (pdf). In Medlen, the Texas Court of Appeals "ruled that the owners of a mistakenly euthanized dog can sue to recover the sentimental value of their lost pet, reversing and remanding the ruling of a trial court."

Animal Law Blog also have coverage


November 22, 2011 in Damages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Kill the class action; kill the tort"

From the good people at Drug & Device Law comes word of a federal district court opinion finding that each "plaintiff's individual medical condition/history is relevant" to a medical monitoring claim under Pennsylvania law. As D&D points out, this holding creates an individual issue, which should defeat class certification of a medical monitoring claim.


November 21, 2011 in MDLs and Class Actions | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)