Tort Law

A Game-Changer For Personal Injury Lawsuits: Recent Changes To New York Summary Judgment Rules Benefit Accident Victims

May 20, 2018

In April of 2018, the New York Court of Appeals – the highest court in the State of New York – decided the case of Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02287 (N.Y., April 3, 2018) which fundamentally changed the way in which New York personal injury cases are litigated and […]

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At Work in the Laboratory – States Differ on How to Deal With the Negligence of the Plaintiff

January 29, 2016

Justice Brandeis wrote in New State Ice Co. v. Lieberman, that a “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory ; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” 285 U.S. 262 (1932).   Each State has its own tort system. At work in each tort system […]

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Employer’s liability for injuries sustained in the workplace – an introduction

March 21, 2013

Accidents in the workplace are extremely common – in 2011/12 173 workers were killed in accidents at work and 111,000 injuries occurred in the workplace (HSE statistics). If an employee is seriously injured by such an accident then they may wish to pursue their employer for any losses that they’ve sustained because of their employer’s […]

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The basics of the law relating to defamation

September 14, 2012

With the Leveson Inquiry having concluded its public hearings (and Lord Leveson to file his final report and recommendations in November) the subject of defamation has been an extremely topical one this year. Libel actions against newspapers (such as Steve Coogan’s, for example) can be extremely high-profile and have gained much publicity in the wake […]

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Welcome to TortBlawg: A Law Blog on Tort Law across the World

May 26, 2012

Welcome to TortBlawg: Tort Law 2.0 Following on from the continued success of PersonalInjuryClaimsBlawg in helping to share legal information and news regarding personal injury law, we are pleased to announce the arrival of TortBlawg. This law blog, otherwise known as a “blawg”, is designed to contribute to tort law from around the globe, with […]

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