Toxic Torts. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 31, 2012

Tort reform would only reduce health care costs by 2% at best.UND's LeBel says he will step down in 2013Questioning the Alien Tort StatuteSenate hopefuls would repeal health lawNo. 2 UND official resignsJudge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion DocsGreater Access to Jury Trials Recommended in Louisiana as Safeguard Against ...A New York MinuteWorking on the Clock: The Advantages of Timed TrialsObama agenda: SCOTUS holds initial vote todayELCON CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYSLOAN v. HORIZON CREDIT UNIONMedical Malpractice Insurance Costs Still High Reports Cleveland Medical ...Iran: Turkcell's case against MTNFederal judge throws out Louisiana's abortion provider liability law

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Shell Nigeria Case Puts Court in Foreign Territory: Noah Feldman
BloombergMarch 5, 2012

The very first Congress passed a one-sentence law, the Alien Tort Statute, which gave courts the authority to hear lawsuits against foreigners for damages under the “law of nations.” The law sat dormant for nearly 200 years.more »

A Bad Law on Life Support
American ThinkerMarch 5, 2012

By Janice Shaw Crouse A bad piece of legislation is about to be reauthorized, empowering bureaucrats and tort lawyers and poisoning relations between women and men. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) could be fixed, but Senate Democrats will not ...more »

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Tort reform would only reduce health care costs by 2% at best.
CNN (blog)March 31, 2012

Tort reform victimizes the victims again. Could you imagine losing a leg and getting a measly 250k for pain and suffering? You've got a lifetime without that leg...how long will that money last? It's a joke. It's a big windfall for docs and insurance ...more »

UND's LeBel says he will step down in 2013
Jamestown SunMarch 31, 2012

His primary scholarly interest is in the field of tort and personal injury law, including products liability, workers' compensation, and the relationship between tort law and the First Amendment. Pamela Knudson is a reporter at the Grand Forks Herald, ...more »

Questioning the Alien Tort Statute
OneNewsNowMarch 31, 2012

"They are relying upon a law -- the Alien Tort Statute that has in the past been used to allow foreigners to serve a lawsuit against a United States citizen in the United States for an alleged violation that occurred in their home country," explains ...more »

Senate hopefuls would repeal health law
Omaha World-HeraldMarch 31, 2012

By Robynn Tysver If the US Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, the question becomes: "What then?" All three major Republican candidates for US Senate in Nebraska support the repeal of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and ...more »

No. 2 UND official resigns
Grand Forks HeraldMarch 30, 2012

His primary scholarly interest is in the field of tort and personal injury law, including products liability, workers' compensation, and the relationship between tort law and the First Amendment.more »

Judge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion Docs
LifeNews.comMarch 30, 2012

The law also excluded physicians who performed abortions from the benefits of Louisiana's tort reform laws. In the judgment, US District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan wrote that the law placed “an undue burden on women's right to abortion in violation ...more »

Greater Access to Jury Trials Recommended in Louisiana as Safeguard Against ...
The Pelican PostMarch 30, 2012

... it is more in step with the national average, according to tort reform proponents. Under current law, either party in a civil proceeding only has the right to request a trial before a jury when the amount involved in the dispute exceeds $50000.more »

A New York Minute
JD Supra (press release)March 30, 2012

1997), and sure enough Kush stated, “it would be improper and presumptuous for the courts of this State to expand the theories of products liability recognized by foreign states.” Id. at 173 (refusing to predict expansion of Pennsylvania law).more »

Working on the Clock: The Advantages of Timed Trials
Texas LawyerMarch 30, 2012

Consider the story that plaintiffs lawyer Mark Lanier told a group of Harvard Law School students in a speech titled "Tort War Stories," available at YouTube.com, regarding the cross-examination style of Lanier's mentor, Ernest Cannon.more »

Obama agenda: SCOTUS holds initial vote today
msnbc.com (blog)March 30, 2012

More: “For most of the next three months, only the justices and 39 law clerks — four per justice and one each for the three living retired justices — will be privy to the ruling. And even in an age of Twitter and YouTube, it won't leak.more »

ELCON CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Leagle.comMarch 30, 2012

Robert H. Crick Jr., Robert Crick Law Firm PLLC, 421 W. Riverside Ave Ste 1555, Spokane, WA, 99201-0402, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Inland Northwest Agc. Robert H. Crick Jr., Robert Crick Law Firm PLLC, 421 W. Riverside Ave Ste 1555, Spokane, WA, ...more »

SLOAN v. HORIZON CREDIT UNION
Leagle.comMarch 30, 2012

Stanley Edward Perdue, Attorney at Law, 41 Camino Los Angelistos, Galisteo, NM, 87540, Counsel for Respondent. M. Stanley Sloan and Dennis W. Clayton appeal the trial court's denial of their RAP 12.8 refund motion to recover judgment satisfaction money ...more »

Medical Malpractice Insurance Costs Still High Reports Cleveland Medical ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)March 30, 2012

Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Medical malpractice insurance premiums are high in spite of tort reform, not because of it. “It depends on how you look at medical malpractice as to how you feel about it. If you are a doctor, ...more »

Iran: Turkcell's case against MTN
PoliticswebMarch 30, 2012

Because Turkcell is an alien, this Court has subject matter jurisdiction over its claims against MTN Group involving torts committed in violation of the law of nations or treaties of the United States pursuant to 28 USC § 1350.more »

Federal judge throws out Louisiana's abortion provider liability law
KTALMarch 29, 2012

The law also excluded physicians who performed abortions from the benefits of Louisiana's tort reform laws. In the judgment, US District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan wrote that the law placed "an undue burden on women's right to abortion in violation ...more »

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