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Where is Justice Werdegar on the Ideological Spectrum, Area of Law by Area of LawJudge OKs Med Device Injury Claim Under Pa. Tort Law Ruling ...Judge OKs Med Device Injury Claim Under Pa. Tort Law RulingHoverboard Fire - A Tragedy that Should Not Have HappenedForeign-State-Sponsored Espionage Not Actionable Under FISA Where Intent to Spy Occurs AbroadForeign-State-Sponsored Espionage Not Actionable Under FISA Where Intent to Spy Occurs AbroadBill Targets 'Frivolous' Suits, But Critics Say It Misses MarkGSU Law Dean to Step Down This SummerWhich Area of Law Has Justice Werdegar Written the Most Civil Majority Opinions In?Commentary: Finish the job on Tort ReformJodine Maryberry: Why 'tort reform' takes away your rightsJodine Maryberry: Why 'tort reform' takes away your rightsJustices Uphold Dragonetti Act Against Constitutional ChallengeSelf-Driving Vehicles Keep Getting Closer to RealityMeet The Conservative Republican Who's Trying To Torpedo Tort Reform

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Winsted Plans Earth Day Clean Up
HamletHubApril 17, 2017

Winsted's Earth Day Clean Up is coming up on Saturday, April 22! Plan on coming out with your family to help make our town a more beautiful place. Participants should gather at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of The American Museum of Tort Law, 654 Main St.more »

Where is Justice Werdegar on the Ideological Spectrum, Area of Law by Area of Law
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2017

Our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar's tenure on the California Supreme Court continues today with an analysis of Justice Werdegar's dissents and an analysis of the ideological distribution of Justice Werdegar's majority opinions.more »

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Where is Justice Werdegar on the Ideological Spectrum, Area of Law by Area of Law
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2017

Our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar's tenure on the California Supreme Court continues today with an analysis of Justice Werdegar's dissents and an analysis of the ideological distribution of Justice Werdegar's majority opinions.more »

Judge OKs Med Device Injury Claim Under Pa. Tort Law Ruling ...
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

A federal judge on Thursday greenlighted claims against Stryker Corp. over an allegedly faulty bone implant after finding that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ...more »

Judge OKs Med Device Injury Claim Under Pa. Tort Law Ruling
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Philadelphia (April 28, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday greenlighted claims against Stryker Corp. over an allegedly faulty bone implant after finding that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's overhaul of products liability law in ...more »

Hoverboard Fire - A Tragedy that Should Not Have Happened
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

Tragedy recently struck a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania family when a fire caused by a recharging hoverboard consumed their home, killing a 3-year-old girl, injuring several others and almost bringing the structure to the ground. According to the ... State ...more »

Foreign-State-Sponsored Espionage Not Actionable Under FISA Where Intent to Spy Occurs Abroad
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2017

Kidane filed suit under the Wiretap Act, 18 USC §§ 2510 et seq., which prohibits “any person [from] intentionally intercept[ing] . . . any wire, oral, or electronic communication[,]” as well as under Maryland's common law tort of intrusion upon seclusion.more »

Foreign-State-Sponsored Espionage Not Actionable Under FISA Where Intent to Spy Occurs Abroad
Lexology (registration)April 28, 2017

Kidane filed suit under the Wiretap Act, 18 USC §§ 2510 et seq., which prohibits “any person [from] intentionally intercept[ing] . . . any wire, oral, or electronic communication[,]” as well as under Maryland's common law tort of intrusion upon seclusion.more »

Bill Targets 'Frivolous' Suits, But Critics Say It Misses Mark
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

LARA, which passed the House in March and faces uncertain prospects in the Senate, is part of a package of bills backed by business and intended to overhaul civil litigation. .... Smith's practice includes product liability, securities and commercial ...more »

GSU Law Dean to Step Down This Summer
Daily Report (registration)April 28, 2017

Hensel graduated from Michigan State University and earned her JD at Harvard Law School. Her research interests include disability, education, employment and tort law. "For the past 12 years, Steve Kaminshine has served with great distinction and ...more »

Which Area of Law Has Justice Werdegar Written the Most Civil Majority Opinions In?
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

She's written nineteen majority opinions on government and administrative law and sixteen about employment law. Justice Werdegar has written twenty-seven majority opinions in civil procedure, six in insurance law, eight in commercial law, three about ...more »

Commentary: Finish the job on Tort Reform
St. Louis Business JournalApril 28, 2017

Eric Greitens noted that the American Tort Reform Association's annual report had ranked St. Louis No. 1 among the nation's worst Judicial Hellholes — “jurisdictions where judges in civil cases systematically apply laws and court procedures in an ...more »

Jodine Maryberry: Why 'tort reform' takes away your rights
The Delaware County Daily TimesApril 28, 2017

What is most remarkable about H.R. 1215 is that its Republican backers, who have such a reverence for state's rights, want to federalize just this one aspect of state tort law by setting a nationwide cap of $250,000 on med-mal noneconomic awards.more »

Jodine Maryberry: Why 'tort reform' takes away your rights
The Delaware County Daily TimesApril 28, 2017

What is most remarkable about H.R. 1215 is that its Republican backers, who have such a reverence for state's rights, want to federalize just this one aspect of state tort law by setting a nationwide cap of $250,000 on med-mal noneconomic awards.more »

Justices Uphold Dragonetti Act Against Constitutional Challenge
The Legal IntelligencerApril 27, 2017

"Responding to the matter as so framed, we decline to recognize generalized attorney immunity from the substantive principles of tort law embodied in the Dragonetti Act." Saylor added that Schneider's arguments would best be presented to the state ...more »

Self-Driving Vehicles Keep Getting Closer to Reality
The National Law ReviewApril 27, 2017

Multiple developments recently demonstrate that self-driving vehicles continue their steady march to potential world domination. First, there was Apple meeting the application requirements for autonomous vehicle testing in California. As reported in ...more »

Meet The Conservative Republican Who's Trying To Torpedo Tort Reform
ForbesApril 27, 2017

The handwringing is over Graham's potential to kill H.R. 985, a broad tort-reform measure containing many of the measures Republicans have long sought to rein in class-action lawyers and reduce the cost of asbestos litigation. But not all Republicans ...more »

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