Intentional Torts. Legal news and articles for August 10 - 30, 2011

JUDY CHOU CHIUNG-YU WANG v. PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICAIllinois Mom Kimberly Garrity Wins 'Bad Mom' Case Over Her KidsWho should win in the People vs. Apple?FONTENOT v. STINSONBOYD v. TORNIER, INC.Pulling OnLive Coupons From Deus Ex Could Spell Legal Trouble for GameStopDid Employee's Spouse Have 'Loss of Consortium' Claim?Passing off and the classic trinityLetter: Free markets and not-so-free marketsNo Predicting 'Common Sense' Court Open to Dissenting VoicesAfter Troubles, a Storm Insurer Is Remade, but Vocal Critics RemainWALKER v. STATENAJBAR v. STATESO.J. Simpson case could help Bryan Stow's children, expert saysBook on Wildfire Policy Research Slated for Fall Release

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Hypersensitive Cops Use Internet Stalking Law to Punish YouTube Meanie
TruthdigAugust 10, 2011

The Hustler parody attacking Jerry Falwell, which the Supreme Court held to be protected against civil liability under the 'intentional infliction of emotional distress tort,' would be a crime.” As Volokh suggests, maybe it's not fair to blame just the ...more »

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JUDY CHOU CHIUNG-YU WANG v. PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA
Leagle.comAugust 30, 2011

... negligent hiring, supervision, and retention, intentional infliction of emotional distress ("IIED"), and tortious interference with contract. In Wang III, Wang's Title VII, retaliation, and state-law tort claims were based on Prudential's November ...more »

Illinois Mom Kimberly Garrity Wins 'Bad Mom' Case Over Her Kids
ABC NewsAugust 30, 2011

Bruce Ottley, a law professor at DePaul University and author of Illinois Tort Law, said the circuit court which first heard the case was right in throwing it out. "Illinois law is so clear on this. You have to prove extreme and outrageous conduct and ...more »

Who should win in the People vs. Apple?
The Korea HeraldAugust 29, 2011

Therefore, based on the above reasons, it seems that Apple will have a difficult time arguing against liability for the location tracking due to the already established precedents in South Korea. John Nolan is an associate at J & S Law Firm. ...more »

FONTENOT v. STINSON
Leagle.comAugust 26, 2011

The petition included claims for various intentional torts, including slander, civil conspiracy, "trespass, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution. ...more »

BOYD v. TORNIER, INC.
Leagle.comAugust 25, 2011

Tornier argues that the contract expressly precludes the award of lost profits for the breach of contract; that the plaintiffs' intentional and negligent misrepresentation claims fail as a matter of law and fact; and that the damages awards on the tort...more »

Pulling OnLive Coupons From Deus Ex Could Spell Legal Trouble for GameStop
Wired NewsAugust 24, 2011

... results when one party accuses another of intentionally damaging their business contracts or relationships. By removing OnLive's coupon from copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution , GameStop might have violated United States economic tort law. ...more »

Did Employee's Spouse Have 'Loss of Consortium' Claim?
HR.BLR.comAugust 24, 2011

10–20638 (6/23/11). Point to remember. Liability for loss of consortium claim could substantially increase the damages an employer could owe. Thus, it was doubly important that Halliburton convinced the arbitrator to dismiss the state law tort claims.more »

Passing off and the classic trinity
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsAugust 21, 2011

Passing off is a common law action brought in tort (a civil wrong). The classic form of passing off is defined by the classical trinity - the three elements that make a successful action in tort for passing off. ...more »

Letter: Free markets and not-so-free markets
Alpine AvalancheAugust 19, 2011

It is also there to offer remedies to damages caused by others whether intentionally or through negligence (tort law in the courts). In a free market, there is no attempt by the government to influence financial outcomes. Each business (and individual) ...more »

No Predicting 'Common Sense' Court Open to Dissenting Voices
New York Law JournalAugust 17, 2011

"As a criminal defense lawyer and a constitutional lawyer, I don't have that same kind of robust feeling about how my kind of issues are going to be embraced by this Court," Mr. Cambria said. Experts say one advantage of strong dissents is that they ...more »

After Troubles, a Storm Insurer Is Remade, but Vocal Critics Remain
New York TimesAugust 13, 2011

The plaintiffs' lawyers claim it will be practically impossible to bring a court case against the windstorm association, but Mr. Carona and tort reformers say claimants will be able to do so if association employees intentionally commit fraud or fail ...more »

WALKER v. STATE
Leagle.comAugust 13, 2011

Walker brought a tort claim against the State, a correctional officer, and two activity specialists, claiming they negligently failed to ensure his safety. The State sought summary judgment based upon the discretionary function and intentional tort...more »

NAJBAR v. STATES
Leagle.comAugust 13, 2011

Pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (the FTCA), Joan Najbar filed this lawsuit against the United States alleging four state-law causes of action. The district court granted the government's motion to dismiss for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction ...more »

O.J. Simpson case could help Bryan Stow's children, expert says
Los Angeles TimesAugust 12, 2011

Gregory Keating, a law professor at USC and an expert in tort law, said the fact that OJ Simpson was successfully sued in civil court by Lou and Juditha Brown, the parents of Simpson's ex-wife, should be an indication that a judge will likely allow the ...more »

Book on Wildfire Policy Research Slated for Fall Release
FireEngineering.comAugust 10, 2011

"the management of the risk of fire before ignition, intentional fire use, and suppression of fires after they escape control," he said – with a focus on liability law.– and it relates to fires that are due largely to excessive natural accumulation of ...more »

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