Unending tort liability for innovators

The California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In doing so, the Court went further than it has ever gone before in applying the tort of negligent misrepresentation.

NY Court of Appeals: No control = no tort liability

Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously relieved a drug-treatment halfway house of liability for a former resident’s subsequent assault on his mother’s boyfriend. The case, Oddo v. … ›

California: "take-home" liability extends to workers' households

Kesner v. Superior Court and Haver v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are consolidated cases resulting in a single decision by the California Supreme Court holding that California tort law … ›

Limiting business owner liability for third party negligence and crimes

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court defending business owners from ruinous tort liability.  The case, Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, arose when Rachel Ruiz … ›

Massachusetts court prescribes limits on physicians’ duty to third parties

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court put a limit on the duty owed by physicians to third parties injured by their patients.  In Medina v. Hochberg, a patient suffered a … ›

After three years, a decision in Del Lago Partners v. Smith

Author: Deborah La Fetra & Joshua Thompson The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision today in Del Lago Partners v. Smith.  PLF filed an amicus briefin that case way back … ›

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Unending tort liability for innovators

The California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In doing so, the Court went further than it has ever gone before in applying the tort of negligent misrepresentation.

NY Court of Appeals: No control = no tort liability

Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously relieved a drug-treatment halfway house of liability for a former resident’s subsequent assault on his mother’s boyfriend. The case, Oddo v. … ›

California: "take-home" liability extends to workers' households

Kesner v. Superior Court and Haver v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are consolidated cases resulting in a single decision by the California Supreme Court holding that California tort law … ›

Limiting business owner liability for third party negligence and crimes

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court defending business owners from ruinous tort liability.  The case, Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, arose when Rachel Ruiz … ›

Massachusetts court prescribes limits on physicians’ duty to third parties

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court put a limit on the duty owed by physicians to third parties injured by their patients.  In Medina v. Hochberg, a patient suffered a … ›

After three years, a decision in Del Lago Partners v. Smith

Author: Deborah La Fetra & Joshua Thompson The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision today in Del Lago Partners v. Smith.  PLF filed an amicus briefin that case way back … ›

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Unending tort liability for innovators

The California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In doing so, the Court went further than it has ever gone before in applying the tort of negligent misrepresentation.

NY Court of Appeals: No control = no tort liability

Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously relieved a drug-treatment halfway house of liability for a former resident’s subsequent assault on his mother’s boyfriend. The case, Oddo v. … ›

California: "take-home" liability extends to workers' households

Kesner v. Superior Court and Haver v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are consolidated cases resulting in a single decision by the California Supreme Court holding that California tort law … ›

Limiting business owner liability for third party negligence and crimes

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court defending business owners from ruinous tort liability.  The case, Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, arose when Rachel Ruiz … ›

Massachusetts court prescribes limits on physicians’ duty to third parties

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court put a limit on the duty owed by physicians to third parties injured by their patients.  In Medina v. Hochberg, a patient suffered a … ›

After three years, a decision in Del Lago Partners v. Smith

Author: Deborah La Fetra & Joshua Thompson The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision today in Del Lago Partners v. Smith.  PLF filed an amicus briefin that case way back … ›

Unending tort liability for innovators

The California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In doing so, the Court went further than it has ever gone before in applying the tort of negligent misrepresentation.

NY Court of Appeals: No control = no tort liability

Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously relieved a drug-treatment halfway house of liability for a former resident’s subsequent assault on his mother’s boyfriend. The case, Oddo v. … ›

California: "take-home" liability extends to workers' households

Kesner v. Superior Court and Haver v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are consolidated cases resulting in a single decision by the California Supreme Court holding that California tort law … ›

Limiting business owner liability for third party negligence and crimes

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court defending business owners from ruinous tort liability.  The case, Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, arose when Rachel Ruiz … ›

Massachusetts court prescribes limits on physicians’ duty to third parties

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court put a limit on the duty owed by physicians to third parties injured by their patients.  In Medina v. Hochberg, a patient suffered a … ›

After three years, a decision in Del Lago Partners v. Smith

Author: Deborah La Fetra & Joshua Thompson The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision today in Del Lago Partners v. Smith.  PLF filed an amicus briefin that case way back … ›