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Updating The Economic Torts

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— Fueled by the first increase in automobile accident frequency since 1999, tort costs in the United States rose by 2.1% in 2007, according to the 2008 Update on U.S. Tort Cost Trends from global professional services firm Towers Perrin.  The $5.1 billion climb from 2006 costs marks the first cost escalation since 2005 and comes on the heels of a 5.6% decline in 2006. Further, due to the continuing fallout of the 2007 subprime mortgage debacle and the current global financial crisis — as well as such factors as the impact of mercurial fuel prices on personal auto liability costs and the potential for ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Canadian Privacy Law Blog: New hope for the tort of invasion of ...
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently had an opportunity to consider whether you can sue for an alleged invasion of privacy in Ontario. More accurately, the Court considered whether you can even try to sue on this basis. In Somwar v. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd., 2006 CanLII 202 (ON S.C.) , Stinson J. considered a defendant's application to strike a plaintiff's claim for invasion of privacy. The defendant argued that it disclosed no reasonable cause of action. In the result, the Court let the plaintiff's pleading stand. This does not meant that there is or is not an independent tort of ... market research, surveys and trends
Chris Justus - Server Side Guy: Google Suggest Dissected...
A discussion about server side programming (particularly, but not exclusively related to Java), plus other bits about the software development life cycle, quality assurance / bug tracking, the IT industry, and life in general... People have been contributing their two cents to how this works, but I have un-compressed (ie. re-written) Google's compressed javascript, so that the average web developer should be able to get a detailed understanding of how this works.... My final rewrite is available from my website here . I saw the coolest thing I've seen since realizing that Mozilla was embedding a wsdl-enabled SOAP ... market research, surveys and trends

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UPDATING THE ECONOMIC TORTS

FUTURE TRENDS IN STATE CoURTS
percent of the population, compared to 12 percent in 2000. .... Two factors on the horizon, economic dislocations and a shift to a larger ..... are not yet known; however, it appears that some mass torts and limited ... HAVA establishes several major new federal voting requirements and provides almost $4 billion to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR CYBERINSURANCE
26.3 percent to $54.9 billion in the U.S.4 Overall, business-to-business .... individuals.17 The liability claims can arise from: (a) torts action based on ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Paxil Litigation Over Birth Defects Shifts to Settlement
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle almost 200 cases in which plaintiffs allege the use of the antidepressant Paxil caused birth defects. Only one case in Philadelphia's mass tort Paxil program has gone to trial. GSK has settled every other case scheduled for trial in the eight months since a Philadelphia jury awarded a $2.5 million plaintiffs verdict in the first Philadelphia Paxil test case to go to trial . GSK started to appeal that plaintiffs verdict from October. The jury awarded only compensatory damages and no punitive damages. But GSK then decided to settle Kilker v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. d/b/a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
OSPREY SHIP MANAGEMENT INC. v. FOSTER
This case arises from an allision between a commercial vessel and a submerged submarine launchway in the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. The district court issued a thorough and well-reasoned 72-page opinion finding the compulsory pilot of the vessel 50% liable and the vessel's master 50% liable, and denying all other claims. We DISMISS Pilot Foster's appeal of the adverse summary judgment ruling against him and AFFIRM in all other respects. This lawsuit arises out of damage sustained by the vessel M/V AMERICAN CORMORANT ("CORMORANT") on August 15, 2004, when it allided with a submerged submarine launchway ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

CIVIL LIABILITY FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION: UPDATING THE ECONOMIC TORTS
UPDATING THE ECONOMIC TORTS. The advantages of an action based upon one of the " economic" or. "industrial" torts for an employer faced with employee ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Economics of U.S. Tort Liability: A Primer
he efficiency of the tort system is difficult to measure because information about its benefits is so sparse. In particular, data on the damages avoided because of additional precaution are not readily available. Some costs associated with tort liability have been measured, however, and can be used in a limited evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of tort liability as a mechanism for compensating victims. Understanding the nature and magnitude of tort costs can also help policymakers identify options that would tend to control those costs while enhancing the benefits of the tort system.   The most easily measured ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
PRELIMINARY DRAFT The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for ...
Restatement Third with some updating and slight modification. .... defamation and privacy torts may be better situated with economic torts that are more ...
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