Intentional Torts. Legal news and articles for October 13 - 28, 2011

“Blood on the Tracks”: Brian Willson's Memoir of Transformation from Vietnam ...Moore continued: "Even though I do well, I don't associate myself with those ...MOORE v. CITY OF DESOTOSuit claims negligence in Taser-related deathA Glimpse into Chinese Law-MakingDangerous Dictionary: The problem with 'meta-literalism' in insurance policy ...2 Ohio court cases raise questions about lawsuits filed by injured workersE-Mail, Text, Facebook . . . Lawsuit? Legal Minefield of CyberbullyingAL-DAHIR v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONLaw & Disorder: The Courts' Schizo View of Sexual SpeechHUFFPOST HILL - Rick Perry Flies The (Especially) Friendly SkiesBUCKMINSTER v. BOLANDCourt: Can't sue officers in official capacityFacebook and EHRs: A Very Fine Line Just Got Even FinerFormer Female Employee Sues PetSmart & its Manager

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U.S. v. MORENO-TOBAR
Leagle.comOctober 7, 2011

Rptr.2d 908, 865 P.2d 704 (1994), in which the state supreme court explained that, "[i]t has long been established, both in tort and criminal law, that the least touching may constitute battery. In other words, force against the person is enough, ...more »

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“Blood on the Tracks”: Brian Willson's Memoir of Transformation from Vietnam ...
Democracy NowOctober 28, 2011

I sued them and the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which is suing the government for negligent acts of its employees. And in the depositions, we learned again how the train crew, the three members, had been ordered that day not to stop ...more »

Moore continued: "Even though I do well, I don't associate myself with those ...
CNN (blog)October 26, 2011

This democrat makes no mention of No tort reform the democrat mantra another phony – what about democrats who lined their pockets ???? Be honest not just a shill so you can make films!! WHY is no one speaking out about what's REALLY going on in America ...more »

MOORE v. CITY OF DESOTO
Leagle.comOctober 26, 2011

Plaintiffs sued the City of DeSoto, individual police officers, and a Papa John's pizza franchise owner for violations of their civil rights and for numerous state-law torts. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the city and Papa ...more »

Suit claims negligence in Taser-related death
Lynchburg News and AdvanceOctober 26, 2011

Under the Virginia Tort Claims Act, the suit asks for $100000 because of negligence on Wright's part, and claims Wright used the Taser to shoot Russell when Russell was acting in a non-threatening manner constituted a breach of duty. ...more »

A Glimpse into Chinese Law-Making
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 25, 2011

One official described China's Tort Law, which was adopted in 2010. He spoke of the plan formulated in1993 to pursue the “phased development” of civil law, which would entail the drafting in succession of laws on contracts, property, torts and foreign ...more »

Dangerous Dictionary: The problem with 'meta-literalism' in insurance policy ...
Lawyers WeeklyOctober 24, 2011

... of the purposes and contexts behind the policy language. Erik Knutsen is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University. He teaches insurance, torts and civil procedure. [ Illustration by Blair Kelly for The Lawyers Weekly ]more »

2 Ohio court cases raise questions about lawsuits filed by injured workers
Plain DealerOctober 22, 2011

"Everybody has a vested interest," said Myra Barsoum Stockett, a partner at the Reminger law firm in Cleveland who represents insurers. Corporations and insurers in Ohio have tried since the 1980s to limit workplace intentional-tort claims. ...more »

E-Mail, Text, Facebook . . . Lawsuit? Legal Minefield of Cyberbullying
Texas LawyerOctober 21, 2011

With the proliferation of social networks and other online communication programs, we are witnessing an increase in federal and state cases alleging cyberbullying. Although some federal laws already deal with online harassment (such as Title IX in ...more »

AL-DAHIR v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Leagle.comOctober 18, 2011

The original complaint, however, did not include any claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA"), 28 USC §§ 1346(b), 2671-80, or allege any state-law tort claims. Al-Dahir sought both money damages and equitable relief. ...more »

Law & Disorder: The Courts' Schizo View of Sexual Speech
AVN News (press release)October 17, 2011

That choice requires that we shield Westboro from tort liability for its picketing in this case." Yeah; speech by picketers whose "contribution to public discourse may be negligible" has to be protected even if it adds to a father's pain on the death ...more »

HUFFPOST HILL - Rick Perry Flies The (Especially) Friendly Skies
Huffington PostOctober 17, 2011

The plaintiffs filed suit in United States district court under the Alien Tort Statute, which empowers the federal courts to hear cases by 'an alien' bringing a civil suit for wrongs committed 'in violation of the law of nations. ...more »

BUCKMINSTER v. BOLAND
Leagle.comOctober 17, 2011

Appellant Alisa Buckminster appeals from a judgment of the Jefferson Circuit Court entered in a tort action filed by Appellee Leigh Anne Boland against Appellant. Appellant specifically challenges the circuit court's earlier entry of a default judgment ...more »

Court: Can't sue officers in official capacity
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 16, 2011

... included in the lawsuit, but Hardman's attorney, Curtis Van De Veld, has said that $1 million would be a "reasonable" compensation. The court didn't dismiss the plaintiff's "intentional-tort claims" against Babauta and Reyes under local Guam law.more »

Facebook and EHRs: A Very Fine Line Just Got Even Finer
iHealthBeatOctober 13, 2011

The purpose behind this departure from ordinary tort law rests in part behind society's belief that such loathsome acts of falsehood shall not be tolerated. And yet, such delineation can be difficult to apply across the spectrum of health care, ...more »

Former Female Employee Sues PetSmart & its Manager
MarketWatch (press release)October 13, 2011

... Inc., /quotes/zigman/54520/quotes/nls/petm PETM +2.54% was barking up the wrong tree when it subjected its employee Audrey Urda to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other intentional torts in not ...more »

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