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7th Circuit Revives Risk-Contribution Theory in WI Lead Paint Cases

Yesterday the 7th Circuit reversed a 2010 district court decision which ruled that the “risk-contribution theory” violated substantive due process, breathing new life into plaintiff’s case and likely other previously-pending lead paint cases. 420 more words

Litigation

Sixth Circuit: Michigan Judge Who Had Affair With Wife Of Man In Child Custody Case Before Him Is Entitled To Judicial Immunity From Lawsuit

By any measure, former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree was a disgrace to the bench. The worse of his violations was his affair with the wife of a man in a child-support case before his court. 1,752 more words

Society

Bad News Bear: Chicago Cubs Sue "Billy Cub"

The fur is flying in Chicago after the Chicago Cubs, my home team, filed a lawsuit against John Paul Weier, Patrick Weier and three other unidentified individuals who are all dressing up as “Billy Cub” and taking pictures outside of Wrigley Field. 296 more words

Society

Who Should Pay More??

I have covered both comparative and contributory negligence in my recent posts, but would like to examine a special case today.

The case involves more than one tortfeasor/person who commits a tort. 227 more words

Law

Manuel Noriega Files Lawsuit Over Video Game He Alleges Defamed Him

Submitted By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Manuel Noriega, the former leader of Panama known for his indictment in the United States for drug smuggling, racketeering, and money laundering and his subsequent imprisonment, filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging the game maker Activision Blizzard defamed him. 272 more words

International

Frivolous Suit against ESPN

Every law student that has been through a semester of Torts can restate the elements of defamation in their sleep:

  1. Defendant made a false statement…
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Defamation

Torts, Ted, and Captain Redneck

Tort(from Latin torquere, to twist, tortus, twisted, wrestled aside)- A private or Civil wrong or injury.- Black’s Law Dictionary

As you can tell from the definition above, pro wrestling is full of torts. 1,107 more words

Assault And Battery