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Friday, February 17, 2012

Most BP Plaintiffs Ineligible?

George Conk continues his coverage at TortsToday.

--CJR

February 17, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Maybe Not the Best Place for That Gauge

Gawker presents a somehow-not-fictional air gun with the air pressure gauge in what might be called...not an ideal location.  Check it out.  I'd say it's exam-worthy, except the counterarguments would be a bit weak.

--BC

February 16, 2012 in Products Liability | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Long on Lawyers and IIED

Alex Long (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN Lawyers Intentionally Inflicting Emotional Distress.  The abstract provides:

This article examines the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) as applied to lawyers engaged in the practice of law. IIED claims against lawyers have arisen in a variety of contexts, ranging from a lawyer’s act of disclosing client confidences to a prosecutor to demanding sex from a client in exchange for legal services. Courts have always had difficulty defining the concept of “extreme and outrageous conduct” for purposes of an IIED claim, but IIED claims against lawyers pose even greater definitional problems for courts. In an effort to provide greater clarity, the article advocates that courts should adopt the following standard: conduct that would warrant disbarment for a lawyer is presumptively extreme and outrageous conduct for purposes of an IIED claim.

--CJR

February 15, 2012 in Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Simons on Statistical Knowledge

CoOp announces that Ken Simons (Boston University) has the lead article in the BU Law Review.  Entitled Statistical Knowledge Deconstructed, the link is here.

--CJR

February 13, 2012 in Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)