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Winsted: American Museum of Tort Law to celebrate art, political satire on SaturdayFather says company where Zachary Henzerling died in explosion ...Despite Trump, Federal 'Tort Reform' Makes A Hasty RetreatCartoonists to speak on political satire at Tort MuseumProviders want Trump to stay out of tort reformHouse committee debates, approves bill that would create delay for asbestos victims seeking recoverySCOTUS Upholds Pretrial Detention Seizure Claim, Sidesteps 'Malicious Prosecution''Invasion of seclusion' tort is alleged in suit over Zillow ZestimatesDid Rachel Quit Her Job To Be On 'The Bachelorette'? Her Career Choices Aren't Our BusinessWinsted: American Museum of Tort Law offers reduced admission for veterans this weekendWinsted: American Museum of Tort Law offers reduced admission for veterans this weekendProcedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: ChinaLetters, Monday, May 22, 2017Deforming The LawAppeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies

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Amazon Shows How Retailer Litigation Strategies Evolving
Bloomberg BNAMay 10, 2017

Amazon.com Inc. is one example of a company that's seeing more litigation. Sometimes it sells products directly and sometimes it facilitates sales by other companies. Product liability plaintiffs named Amazon as a defendant in just a few suits per year ...more »

Gun maker to state Supreme Court: deny Sandy Hook families'
Danbury News TimesMay 11, 2017

“[The families] seek to change tort law in Connecticut dramatically by asking this court to recognize a theory of liability that has no precedent here or in any other jurisdiction,” writes Remington's lead attorney Jonathan Whitcomb of Stamford. “[The ...more »

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Winsted: American Museum of Tort Law to celebrate art, political satire on Saturday
Torrington Register CitizenMay 31, 2017

The American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted is celebrating art and political satire with “If It Doesn't Please the Court: Two Ink-Stained Wretches on the Art of Political Satire,” featuring two guest artists and museum founder Ralph Nader on Saturday.more »

Father says company where Zachary Henzerling died in explosion ...
WCPOMay 31, 2017

A Forest Park man who lost his son in an explosion and fire lashed out Wednesday at a plea deal reached with the company where he worked.more »

Despite Trump, Federal 'Tort Reform' Makes A Hasty Retreat
HuffPostMay 30, 2017

In the 1980s, Richard Posner and William Landes supplied a pretty clear free-market economic rationale for the tort system in their book, The Economic Structure of Tort Law. They wrote that the tort system provides deterrence of non cost-justified ...more »

Cartoonists to speak on political satire at Tort Museum
Litchfield County TimesMay 25, 2017

Winsted >> The American Museum of Tort Law, welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker, and Hall of Fame The New Yorker magazine cartoonist/illustrator Barry Blitt on Saturday, June 3, for a special daylong Program, 'If It Doesn't Please ...more »

Providers want Trump to stay out of tort reform
ModernHealthcare.comMay 24, 2017

Rather than dictate tort reform, the administration should be providing states with increased enforcement flexibility, according to Dr. Jane Orient, an internist and executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a far-right ...more »

House committee debates, approves bill that would create delay for asbestos victims seeking recovery
The Progressive PulseMay 24, 2017

Debate, at times, got very deep into complicated tort law and civil procedure. The bill was successfully amended by Rep. Joe John (D-Wake), to make it so it wouldn't affect pending claims, and Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), to eliminate Section 2 ...more »

SCOTUS Upholds Pretrial Detention Seizure Claim, Sidesteps 'Malicious Prosecution'
New York Law Journal (registration)May 23, 2017

In the course of discussing the accrual issue, the court pointed out the role of the common law of torts in deciding §1983 issues. 137 S.Ct. at 920-21. Sometimes common law tort principles are controlling on a §1983 issue, e.g., Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U ...more »

'Invasion of seclusion' tort is alleged in suit over Zillow Zestimates
ABA JournalMay 23, 2017

A suburban Chicago homebuilder has filed a would-be class action suit on behalf of Illinois homeowners over Zillow's Zestimates of home values. The suit filed ...more »

Did Rachel Quit Her Job To Be On 'The Bachelorette'? Her Career Choices Aren't Our Business
BustleMay 22, 2017

According to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Rachel is a civil defense litigation attorney at Cooper & Scully, P.C. in Dallas, Texas. Her practice “focuses on local government law, commercial litigation, tort law, premises liability, and ...more »

Winsted: American Museum of Tort Law offers reduced admission for veterans this weekend
Torrington Register CitizenMay 22, 2017

WINSTED >> The American Museum of Tort Law (AMTL) will offer a special $1 admission for Winsted and Torrington veterans, their families, friends and neighbors to commemorate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 27. Executive Director Richard Newman ...more »

Winsted: American Museum of Tort Law offers reduced admission for veterans this weekend
Torrington Register CitizenMay 22, 2017

WINSTED >> The American Museum of Tort Law (AMTL) will offer a special $1 admission for Winsted and Torrington veterans, their families, friends and neighbors to commemorate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 27. Executive Director Richard Newman ...more »

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: China
Lexology (registration)May 22, 2017

The laws protecting intellectual property across the administrative, civil and criminal spheres include the Civil Code, the Tort Law and the Criminal Law, as well as provisions in IP-specific laws such as the Trademark Law, the Copyright Law and the ...more »

Letters, Monday, May 22, 2017
Naples Daily NewsMay 21, 2017

Reforming tort laws to end exorbitant awards for medical malpractice suits. These steps would save billions and reduce costs more than all other elements included in the current version of the AHCA plan. Selling health insurance across state lines with ...more »

Deforming The Law
The National Memo (blog)May 21, 2017

In an urgent phone call, Ralph Nader described a Republican tort law package that is being “rammed through the House” without proper hearings and almost no attention from the press. Any hearings on the bills have been pro forma, at best. But there has ...more »

Appeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies
WLRNMay 21, 2017

Because such a duty squarely conflicts with federal law, the claims here are preempted.” But Thursday's majority ruling, written by appeals-court Judge William Pryor, rejected such contentions, writing that “federal tobacco laws do not preempt state ...more »

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