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Friday, September 6, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Steel on Reparation

At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Sandy Steel's Compensation and Continuity.

September 6, 2019 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 12, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Green on Yeung on Computer Code as Law

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Engstrom on Kachalia et al. on Med Mal Communication-and-Resolution Programs

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Long on Suicide

At JOTWELL, Mark Geistfeld reviews Alex Long's Abolishing the Suicide Rule.

April 30, 2019 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Waiver Society Project

Yesterday, I posted an article written by John Witt, Ryan Martins, and Shannon Price.  They are also involved in a website called The Waiver Society Project.  From the website:

The general aim of the Waiver Project is to communicate something about the ubiquity of waivers in our world and to promote better understanding of the role  these complex documents play in the world around us. We want to understand the waiver not only as a legal tool, but as a sociological phenomenon. Why are waivers so common in modern society? Whose interests do they serve? Do differences among courts in waiver enforcement translate to better or worse waivers?

In short, we aim to stimulate thinking on the significance of waivers in our society. To this end, we hope to collect, share, and analyze waivers from all across the country. 

To do this we need your help!

    • Please send us any and all waivers you have, ideally with the date and time of the conduct in question.  Please see the “Contact & Submit” section of the website for instructions on how to submit your waivers, and let us know about your own experience with these strange legal documents. 

    • Send us new cases or articles from your jurisdiction so that we can keep the state summaries and bibliography updated.

    • Send news articles that catch your eye about waivers and waiver cases.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

April 11, 2019 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 1, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Zipursky on Abraham & White on Cardozo's Wagner Opinion

At JOTWELL, Ben Zipursky reviews Ken Abraham and Ted White's Recovering Wagner v. International Railway Company.

April 1, 2019 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Wriggins on Avraham & Yuracko on Race-Based Damages

Friday, January 25, 2019

JOTWELL Torts: Sebok on Abraham & Kendrick on Affirmative Duties

At JOTWELL, Tony Sebok reviews Ken Abraham & Leslie Kendrick's There's No Such Thing as Affirmative Duty.

January 25, 2019 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 14, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Goldberg on Engstrom on Auto Accidents

At JOTWELL, John Goldberg reviews Nora Engstrom's When Cars Crash:  The Automobile's Tort Legacy.

December 14, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 16, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Avraham on Ben-Shahar on "Data Pollution"

At JOTWELL, Ronen Avraham reviews Omri Ben-Shahar's Data Pollution.

November 16, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 15, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Abraham & White on the Dignitary Torts

At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Ken Abraham and Ted White's The Puzzle of the Dignitary Torts.

October 15, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 17, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Simons on Oberdiek on Risk

At JOTWELL, Ken Simons reviews John Oberdiek's Imposing Risk:  A Normative Framework

September 17, 2018 in Books, Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Bublick on Abraham & Rabin on Autonomous Vehicles

Friday, July 6, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Skinner-Thompson on Privacy

At JOTWELL, Martha Chamallas reviews Scott Skinner-Thompson's Privacy's Double Standard.

July 6, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Workers' Compensation Law Blog

There is an obvious connection between tort law and workers' compensation.  Both provide compensation to the injured, but they are based on different philosophical underpinnings.  Mike Duff leads a team of editors at Workers' Compensation Law Blog, an active and very thorough blog.  Check it out here.

May 30, 2018 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Steel on Voyiakis on Causation

At JOTWELL, Sandy Steel reviews Emmanuel Voyiakis' Causation and Opportunity in Tort.

May 15, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Miller on Signaling Other Drivers to Proceed

Over at Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog, Ron Miller blogs about the situation in which one driver signals, usually by waving, another driver to proceed.  In Maryland, reliance on signals from other drivers is not a valid defense, but drivers who signal could be successfully sued for negligence.

April 19, 2018 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 19, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Engstrom on Schwartz on Class Actions

At JOTWELL, Nora Freeman Engstrom reviews Joanna Schwartz's The Cost of Suing Business

March 19, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

JOTWELL Torts: Zipursky on Hershovitz on Tort as Expression

At JOTWELL, Ben Zipursky reviews Scott Hershovitz's Treating Wrongs as Wrongs:  An Expressive Argument for Tort Law.

February 21, 2018 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 23, 2017

JOTWELL Torts: (John) Goldberg on (Victor) Goldberg on MacPherson and Henningsen

At JOTWELL, John Goldberg reviews Victor Goldberg's The Macpherson-Henningsen Puzzle.  I'm happy to say the piece will be published in issue 2018:1 of the Journal of Tort Law.

October 23, 2017 in Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)