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Monday, August 3, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Priaulx

Martha Chamallas reviews Nicky Priaulx's Injuries That Matter:  Manufacturing Damage in Negligence at JOTWELL.

August 3, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dernbach on the Netherlands Climate Change Case

John Dernbach is blogging at the American College of Environmental Lawyers about last month's case from The Hague District Court requiring the Netherlands to reduce carbon emissions by 25% below 1990 levels by 2020.

July 21, 2015 in Current Affairs, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Hershovitz on Enoch on Tort and Responsibility

At JOTWELL Torts, Scott Hershovitz reviews David Enoch's Tort Law and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., 2014).

July 8, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Laakmann on Tort and Medical Innovation

Over at JOTWELL Torts, Mark Geistfeld reviews Anna Laakmann's When Should Physicians Be Liable for Innovation?.

July 7, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 8, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Zipursky on Oberdiek on Contractualism and Tort Law

At JOTWELL, Ben Zipursky has posted a review of John Oberdiek's Structure and Justification in Contractualist Tort Theory.

May 8, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Welcome to the Blogosphere: New Private Law

John Goldberg and Henry Smith have launched New Private Law:  Project on the Foundations of Private Law as a group blog.  As advertised, private law broadly, including contracts and property, is covered.  Torts enthusiasts should be cheered by the presence of not only Goldberg, but Keith Hylton, Tony Sebok, and Ben Zipursky as well.  Check it out!

May 5, 2015 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, April 3, 2015

JOTWELL: Mullenix on Robreno

At JOTWELL Courts, Linda Mullenix (Texas) reviews Judge Eduardo Robreno's contribution to Widener's Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation symposium from April 2013.

April 3, 2015 in Conferences, Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, March 13, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Engstrom on Zabinski & Black

At JOTWELL, Nora Engstrom (Stanford) reviews Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black's The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform.

March 13, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Juries

Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules.  Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist discovery on the grounds that the request is not "proportional" to "the needs of the case."

February 26, 2015 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Hylton on Klerman & Reilly

At JOTWELL, Keith  Hylton has posted his review of Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly's Forum Selling.

February 12, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blogs

There are a number of terrific practitioner blogs all over the country.  Some of my favorites:

Maryland:  Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (Ron Miller)

Pennsylvania:  Tort Talk (Daniel Cummins)

                           Litigation and Trial (Max Kennerly)

                           Drug & Device Law (Jim Beck)

Tennessee:  Day on Torts (John Day)

D.C.:  Center for Class Action Fairness (Ted Frank)

Texas:  Austin Personal Injury Blog (Perlmutter & Schuelke)

New York seems to have an especially healthy crop:

New York Personal Injury Law Blog (Eric Turkewitz)

New York Injury Cases Blog (John Hochfelder)

The New York Medical Malpractice Blog (Andy Barovick)

Now Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra have launched a blog with squibs from all New York products cases (state and federal) from 2002 on.  The link is here.

January 8, 2015 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

JOTWELL Torts: Sebok on Herstein

At JOTWELL, Tony Sebok reviews Ori Herstein's How Tort Law Empowers.

January 6, 2015 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Goldberg on Chamallas on Vicarious Liability

At JOTWELL, John Goldberg has posted a review of Martha Chamallas's Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts:  The Sex Exception.

December 2, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement

Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement.  He's not in favor:

We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about them. Class actions serve an essential function in our legal system by empowering claimants in mass disputes, and I reject the knee-jerk criticisms of class actions that I  hear too often. But when the class action tool is exploited by defendants to buy peace on the cheap, and when class members are harmed by the alignment of interests between defendants and class counsel, I feel the need to speak up.

Read the full piece here.

November 25, 2014 in Sports, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pain and Suffering Resource

I'm in the middle of teaching damages, and that reminded me of an excellent resource.  If you have never checked out John Hochfelder's New York Injury Cases Blog, it's worth your time.  John's entire focus is on covering pain and suffering verdicts in significant detail.  He examines not only the legal angles, but the medical issues as well. 

November 18, 2014 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 27, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Geistfeld on Compensation

Greg Keating discusses Mark Geistfeld's unique theory of compensation and tort law here.

October 27, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, September 22, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Scheuerman on Adar on Punies

Over at JOTWELL, Sheila Scheuerman reviews Yehuda Adar's Touring the Punitive Damages Forest:  A Proposed Roadmap.

September 22, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, August 8, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Bublick on Goudkamp's "Tort Law Defences"

Ellen M. Bublick (Arizona) has a Jot on James Goudkamp's 2013 book, "Tort Law Defences."

- SBS

August 8, 2014 in Scholarship, TortsProfs, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Sharkey on Twerski & Henderson

Cathy Sharkey (NYU) has a Jot on Twerski & Henderson's "Fixing Failure to Warn" here.

--CJR

July 15, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Sheley on Informed Consent

At JOTWELL, Martha Chamallas (Ohio State) reviews Erin Sheley's (GW) Rethinking Injury:  The Case of Informed Consent.

--CJR

June 12, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)