Score one for “reasonable” application of tort liability

When Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in a Houston apartment complex visitors’ parking lot at 2:00 a.m., he sued the apartment management companies for their failure to protect him. … ›

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 … ›

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

Economic consequences may determine whether a tort duty is reasonably imposed

Alan Petrie got off work as a waiter at a Houston nightclub in the wee hours of the morning, and then went to a co-worker’s birthday party at an apartment … ›

President's weekly report — January 22, 2016

We’re from the Government and we’re doing you a favor That is essentially the government’s theme in its opening brief in Hawkes v. United States, our wetlands jurisdiction case at the … ›

President's weekly report — June 26, 2015

The physical invasion of the raisin snatchers — a property rights victory at the Supreme Court  In a week marked by several major Supreme Court decisions that were quite disappointing to advocates of … ›

Fighting at a hockey game? No way!

At a youth hockey game in Rome, New York, families of the 13-year-old players rooted for their teams with increasing intensity. Some spectators turned belligerent, and after the game ended, … ›

President's weekly report — May 15, 2015

Competitor’s veto law — One down, one on its way down The notion that existing players in a transportation business (taxis, movers and limo companies) should be able to veto new … ›

Should businesses be punished for making premise improvements?

Businesses make permanent premise improvements all the time. These improvements, called “fixtures,” include manufacturing equipment, storage tanks, and the like. These fixtures improve business efficiency and workplace safety. But, because fixtures … ›

Brand Logo for the blog page

Score one for “reasonable” application of tort liability

When Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in a Houston apartment complex visitors’ parking lot at 2:00 a.m., he sued the apartment management companies for their failure to protect him. … ›

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 … ›

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

Economic consequences may determine whether a tort duty is reasonably imposed

Alan Petrie got off work as a waiter at a Houston nightclub in the wee hours of the morning, and then went to a co-worker’s birthday party at an apartment … ›

President's weekly report — January 22, 2016

We’re from the Government and we’re doing you a favor That is essentially the government’s theme in its opening brief in Hawkes v. United States, our wetlands jurisdiction case at the … ›

President's weekly report — June 26, 2015

The physical invasion of the raisin snatchers — a property rights victory at the Supreme Court  In a week marked by several major Supreme Court decisions that were quite disappointing to advocates of … ›

Fighting at a hockey game? No way!

At a youth hockey game in Rome, New York, families of the 13-year-old players rooted for their teams with increasing intensity. Some spectators turned belligerent, and after the game ended, … ›

President's weekly report — May 15, 2015

Competitor’s veto law — One down, one on its way down The notion that existing players in a transportation business (taxis, movers and limo companies) should be able to veto new … ›

Should businesses be punished for making premise improvements?

Businesses make permanent premise improvements all the time. These improvements, called “fixtures,” include manufacturing equipment, storage tanks, and the like. These fixtures improve business efficiency and workplace safety. But, because fixtures … ›

The Morning Docket

Stay up to date with the Morning Docket, a weekly highlight of PLF's best articles, videos, and podcasts.

Score one for “reasonable” application of tort liability

When Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in a Houston apartment complex visitors’ parking lot at 2:00 a.m., he sued the apartment management companies for their failure to protect him. … ›

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 … ›

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

Economic consequences may determine whether a tort duty is reasonably imposed

Alan Petrie got off work as a waiter at a Houston nightclub in the wee hours of the morning, and then went to a co-worker’s birthday party at an apartment … ›

President's weekly report — January 22, 2016

We’re from the Government and we’re doing you a favor That is essentially the government’s theme in its opening brief in Hawkes v. United States, our wetlands jurisdiction case at the … ›

President's weekly report — June 26, 2015

The physical invasion of the raisin snatchers — a property rights victory at the Supreme Court  In a week marked by several major Supreme Court decisions that were quite disappointing to advocates of … ›

Fighting at a hockey game? No way!

At a youth hockey game in Rome, New York, families of the 13-year-old players rooted for their teams with increasing intensity. Some spectators turned belligerent, and after the game ended, … ›

President's weekly report — May 15, 2015

Competitor’s veto law — One down, one on its way down The notion that existing players in a transportation business (taxis, movers and limo companies) should be able to veto new … ›

Should businesses be punished for making premise improvements?

Businesses make permanent premise improvements all the time. These improvements, called “fixtures,” include manufacturing equipment, storage tanks, and the like. These fixtures improve business efficiency and workplace safety. But, because fixtures … ›

Score one for “reasonable” application of tort liability

When Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in a Houston apartment complex visitors’ parking lot at 2:00 a.m., he sued the apartment management companies for their failure to protect him. … ›

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 … ›

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

Economic consequences may determine whether a tort duty is reasonably imposed

Alan Petrie got off work as a waiter at a Houston nightclub in the wee hours of the morning, and then went to a co-worker’s birthday party at an apartment … ›

President's weekly report — January 22, 2016

We’re from the Government and we’re doing you a favor That is essentially the government’s theme in its opening brief in Hawkes v. United States, our wetlands jurisdiction case at the … ›

President's weekly report — June 26, 2015

The physical invasion of the raisin snatchers — a property rights victory at the Supreme Court  In a week marked by several major Supreme Court decisions that were quite disappointing to advocates of … ›

Fighting at a hockey game? No way!

At a youth hockey game in Rome, New York, families of the 13-year-old players rooted for their teams with increasing intensity. Some spectators turned belligerent, and after the game ended, … ›

President's weekly report — May 15, 2015

Competitor’s veto law — One down, one on its way down The notion that existing players in a transportation business (taxis, movers and limo companies) should be able to veto new … ›

Should businesses be punished for making premise improvements?

Businesses make permanent premise improvements all the time. These improvements, called “fixtures,” include manufacturing equipment, storage tanks, and the like. These fixtures improve business efficiency and workplace safety. But, because fixtures … ›