"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
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The Texas Supreme Court recently agreed to hear Shell Oil Co.’s pending defamation case. Robert Writt, a former Shell employee, sued the company for defamation after Shell submitted a report to the Department of Justice about...more
In late September, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that two closely related cases filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation, and several of the company’s subsidiaries, could proceed. Plaintiffs in both...more
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum upholding the dismissal of an Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) suit, left a great deal unanswered. The Kiobel decision did, however, limit the potential...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
- Except from Judgments:
New South Wales -
12 June 2014 - Rosten v Mid North Coast Local Health District  NSWIRComm 29 -
Given that this case was decided last summer, I can’t quite put the headline in the present tense. I’m slow to the draw on it, but I think it’s important. Last July, in Writt v. Shell Oil Co., 409 S.W.3d 59 (Tex. Ct. App....more
In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook.
In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more
This week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., which addressed the question of whether a federal court may recognize a cause of action under the Alien Tort Statute...more
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On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. For all intents and purposes, the decision eliminates use of the federal Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") as an employment law weapon to be used against...more
We don't often write about international workers' compensation cases, but a recent ruling in an Australian case is notable enough to share on this Alabama blog. If you were on a work trip and got hurt during a sexual "tryst"...more
Bauman v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., 2011 WL 1879210 (9th Cir. 2011)
In this case, 22 Argentinian residents (including a Chilean national) sued DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft (“DCAG”) in federal court in California,...more
A U.S. employee of Infosys Technologies, one of India’s largest IT outsourcing providers, has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that Infosys has been circumventing U.S. visa laws to send Indian individuals to work...more
Geotechnical engineers at Loughborough University in England are working on a new way to prevent catastrophic soil collapses on construction sites as well as landslides that occur naturally but without warning. The sound...more
The fraud scandals that rocked the U.S. economy at the beginning of this decade have led governments to re-examine legislation to protect whistleblowers. In the last issue of this newsletter, Karl Gustafson discussed Canada's...more
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