Intentional Torts. Legal news and articles for September 22 - 30, 2011

High time intentional land trespass was abolished: courtBaker & Hostetler LLP | Health Law Update—September 29, 2011DEBOARD v. WYETH, INC.Focus: Government consults on new right to sue for invasion of privacyColodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate “Top 100 Verdicts” Associate ...Resort Torts and the Courts - a Legal SeminarCo. Prosecutor Dismisses McCullough's Voter SummonsesPats find themselves in a beer warFormer workers file discrimination complaint against County Clerk MartinAppeals Court Addresses Arbitration Clause Involving Claim by Crewmember for ...Federal Court Clears Atlanta in Homeless Task Force LawsuitTN lawmakers give negligent nursing homes a breakLIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY v. GULF COAST BANK & TRUST COMPANY, INC.The Chilling Power of Incredible Defamation Claims7th Circuit: Fired Johnson & Bell Lawyer Can Sue for Discrimination During ...

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Let's Not Kill All The Lawyers
WyoFileSeptember 20, 2011

A tort, not a tasty confection, is a legal cause of action, a claim, for damages caused by a careless or reckless or even intentionally wrongful act. As the law of torts supplanted the law of contracts, injured people cheered on their lawyers as agents ...more »

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High time intentional land trespass was abolished: court
The HinduSeptember 30, 2011

Adverse possession allows a trespasser — a person guilty of a tort, or even a crime, in the eyes of law — to gain legal title to land which he has illegally possessed for 12 years. A Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma said on Friday: ...more »

Baker & Hostetler LLP | Health Law Update—September 29, 2011
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 30, 2011

Radiology Associates' professional liability policy, however, contained exclusions for claims arising out of any (1) sexual act, (2) act in violation of the applicable penal code or criminal statutes, or (3) intentional tort. The district court found ...more »

DEBOARD v. WYETH, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 30, 2011

The two women's claims formed a part of hormonal replacement therapy litigation that was designated as a mass tort and assigned to Middlesex County for discovery and trial. Following discovery, in March 2008, motions for summary judgment were filed by ...more »

Focus: Government consults on new right to sue for invasion of privacy
Allens Arthur RobinsonSeptember 30, 2011

In 2008, the Australian Law Reform Commission proposed that the cause of action should be restricted to intentional or reckless acts, rather than negligent or accidental invasions of privacy. This is arguably a higher standard than that currently ...more »

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate “Top 100 Verdicts” Associate ...
openPR (press release)September 29, 2011

Since being admitted to The Florida Bar in 1995, Mr. Dolce has litigated numerous state and federal court cases involving child sexual abuse and other intentional torts. In 2009, he achieved one of the highest jury verdicts in Florida history for a ...more »

Resort Torts and the Courts - a Legal Seminar
PR.com (press release)September 29, 2011

Miami, FL, September 29, 2011 --(PR.com)-- “Resort Torts…and the Courts” is a seminar focusing on civil liability for negligent or intentional acts that arise out of resort, vacation, travel and recreation settings. Resort Torts include cases where ...more »

Co. Prosecutor Dismisses McCullough's Voter Summonses
Cape May County Herald (press release)September 28, 2011

The civil law suit was filed on May 17, 2011; however a tort claim was filed Sept. 1, 2009. “She's out attorney's fees,” said Murray. To date, her legal fees are in excess of $12000. He added that his client has become ill since being charged. ...more »

Pats find themselves in a beer war
NBCSports.comSeptember 27, 2011

See Restatement (Second) of Torts § 768 (1979); Nolan, Tort Law § 72, at 85-86 (1979). Everyone knows at Gillette that Sam Adams is the official beer. Does it really matter? AB is owned by In-Bev, and MillerCoors is owned by SAB (south-african brewing) ...more »

Former workers file discrimination complaint against County Clerk Martin
Chesterton TribuneSeptember 27, 2011

Three former employees in Porter County Clerk Karen Martin's office have filed a discrimination complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On Sept. 21 attorney Mitch Peters filed the complaint on behalf of Margaret Hammond, ...more »

Appeals Court Addresses Arbitration Clause Involving Claim by Crewmember for ...
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 26, 2011

As the Princess Cruise Lines website recognizes, crewmembers are their “greatest asset”. Their employment is not easy, and is unlike virtually any type of employment on land. The courts have recognized this unique employment, and how crewmembers are ...more »

Federal Court Clears Atlanta in Homeless Task Force Lawsuit
Atlanta Progressive NewsSeptember 26, 2011

"As previously mentioned, the Task Force's grievance regarding harm to its reputation and business relations are state law tort claims barred by sovereign immunity under the Georgia Constitution. As for the building at demonstrating that there was an ...more »

TN lawmakers give negligent nursing homes a break
The TennesseanSeptember 25, 2011

In one case he cited, a jury verdict of$34 million would have been limited to $2.55 million if the new law had been in place. He stressed that support for the new tort law came from a coalition of businesses across the state, not just nursing homes. ...more »

LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY v. GULF COAST BANK & TRUST COMPANY, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 23, 2011

Because Gulf Coast is liable for conversion, an intentional tort, Louisiana law plainly forecloses an allocation of fault between Gulf Coast and United Bank: "[I]fa person suffers . . . loss as a result partly of his own negligence and partly as a ...more »

The Chilling Power of Incredible Defamation Claims
Reason Online (blog)September 22, 2011

According to Wolk, saying mean things about him online constituted not only libel but also "Conspiracy to Engage in Internet Bullying," "Harassment by Internet," "Internet Stalking," "Invasion of Privacy," "Intentional Infliction of Economic Harm," and ...more »

7th Circuit: Fired Johnson & Bell Lawyer Can Sue for Discrimination During ...
ABA JournalSeptember 22, 2011

Reversing a federal district judge's decision that the court should abstain from hearing Meanith Huon's discrimination case until his state-court tort case against the law firm is finalized, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the discrimination ...more »

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