Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
Before you file or respond to a motion for summary judgment, consider the following guidance from three recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decisions.
1. TO SURVIVE SUMMARY JUDGMENT, A NON-MOVING PARTY MUST COME FORWARD...more
Two California Courts of Appeal recently decided cases that will significantly impact secondary asbestos exposure claims in California. The result is that premises owners have no duty to protect family members of workers on...more
On April 29, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers can be liable for third-party harassment under a negligence standard. In doing so, the court joined other circuits in establishing that employers can...more
In Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., 2014 WL 1678422 (4th Cir. April 29, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that an employer can be liable for third party harassment of its employees. The court...more
SC18996 - Meyers v. Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C.
This case arrived from a divided Appellate Court where some jurist opined that the plaintiff’s attorney malpractice claims sounded solely in tort,...more
SC19095 - Edgerton v. Clinton / SC19095 Dissent - Edgerton v. Clinton -
Town appealed a $12 million jury verdict when a volunteer fire fighter was sideswiped and then took off after the offending vehicle. He relayed to...more
In the case of 100 Investment Limited Partnership v. Columbia Town Center Title Co., the Maryland Court of Appeals was asked to determine whether a title company owed a tort duty of reasonable care to its customer, the...more
Since the mid-1960s, Pennsylvania has adhered to the strict liability tenets of section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts. Its version of strict liability had a number of unique features, including the determination...more
Hat tip to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly for covering a story about a recent case that may have a far-reaching impact on the doctrine of respondeat superior in Virginia. The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted certiorari in a...more
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