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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)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

JOTWELL: Hershovitz on Radzik on Tort and Relational Repair

At JOTWELL Torts, Scott Hershovitz (Michigan) reviews the contribution of Linda Radzik (Texas A&M-Philosophy) to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).

--CJR

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Turkewitz on $9B

Here.

See also Alberto Bernabe.

--CJR

April 11, 2014 in Current Affairs, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Engstrom on Paik, Black & Hyman on Medical Liability

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Zipursky on Meltzer on Preemption

At JOTWELL, Ben Zipursky discusses Daniel Meltzer's Preemption and Textualism.

--CJR

March 13, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kennerly on Why the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Will Be Different than Asbestos

Over at Litigation & Trial, Max Kennerly discusses the differences, using Judge Robreno's recent article in the Widener Law Journal (Download Robreno_V23I1) as a starting point.

--CJR

February 26, 2014 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, February 14, 2014

JOTWELL Torts: Hylton on Sebok & Wendel on Third-Party Financing

Over at JOTWELL Torts, Keith Hylton (Boston University) reviews Tony Sebok (Cardozo) & Brad Wendel's (Cornell) recent Vanderbilt Law Review piece on third-party financing of litigation.

--CJR

February 14, 2014 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New York Rejects Medical Monitoring

Commentary by George Conk at Torts Today.

Updated:  And from Mark Behrens at Point of Law.

--CJR

December 17, 2013 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)