September 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled Wednesday that BP was grossly negligent and bears a majority of the blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In his 153-page decision, Judge Carl Barbier determined that 67 percent of the blame for the disaster ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger that the discovery rule set forth in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preempt a state's law limiting the time to seek remedies. The case arose after North Carolina landowners ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Senate of Brazil on Tuesday passed a bill that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law also eliminates Internet service providers' liability for content published by their users and requires providers to remove offensive materials following ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Rosemond v. United States that defendants have to know in advance that their accomplices would use or carry a gun while committing a crime in order to be convicted under federal gun laws. Justus Rosemond was charged, among other things, for using a gun in ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Tara Pakrouh, Widener University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses Merck & Co.'s $100 million settlement concerning the corporation's NuvaRing contraceptive device, the board's liability and the fiduciary duties it owes to its shareholders...In a December 2000 email ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Alexis Campos, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2015, delves into the issues of duty, causation and proximate cause in regards to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers and how this liability case was approached...Before the close of 2013, the Court ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist John Beggan, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2015, analyzes the implications of liability claims surrounding the September 11th attacks...In an opinion published on December 4, 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled by a 2 to 1 vote that the ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Angela Campbell of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm, P.L.C. discusses mandatory minimum sentences, causation, and strict liability in drug crimes...The public eye has recently focused on the draconian sentences being handed out in federal drug cases, drawing wide-ranging ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that developers of the 7 World Trade Center (7WTC) Building were not liable for the damages caused by the collapse of the 7WTC several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack. The owner of the electrical ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A Spanish court on Wednesday acquitted three individuals charged with sinking the Bahamas-flagged oil tanker Prestige 11 years ago, finding no criminal liability. The three-judge court determined that the ship sank due to poor maintenance and repair rather than the action of the individuals. The ...[read more]

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