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Cyber Justice: Ontario Courtroom Acknowledges New Tort Of Web Harassment – Employment and HR

"Publicity Placing The Plaintiff In A False Light" Is The Newest Privacy Tort In Ontario - Privacy

To print this article, all you need to do is register or log in to Mondaq.com. Originally published February 23, 2021 In Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670, the Superior Court of Justice recently recognized a new unauthorized internet harassment. The court’s decision comes shortly after the Ontario Court of Appeals refused to recognize unlawful … Read more

Gibson Dunn | Supreme Court docket Limits Extraterritorial Attain Of The Alien Tort Statute

Gibson Dunn | Supreme Court Limits Extraterritorial Reach Of The Alien Tort Statute

June 17, 2021 Click for PDF Adopted on June 17, 2021 Nestlé USA, Inc. v Doe, No. 19-416, consolidated with Cargill, Inc. v. Doe, No. 19-453 Today, the 8-1 Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs suing domestic companies for aiding and abetting international violations of law abroad did not allege sufficient domestic context for the conduct … Read more

Retain Decision Counsel in Mass Torts as A part of an Efficient Protection

Retain Resolution Counsel in Mass Torts as Part of an Effective Defense

Federal Multi-District Litigations (MDLs) have become a mainstay since their inception in 1968. Numerous requests for centralization are made and granted. According to statistics from the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML), 359 requests for centralization have been granted in the last decade alone. Engaging resolution advisers early on can not only help a company … Read more

Gibson Dunn | Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort

Gibson Dunn | Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort

The Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group advises US-based and multinational corporations, trade associations, coalitions, municipalities and individual clients on environmental law issues in the US. The group offers a wide range of regulatory and compliance services with experience in all aspects of environmental, energy and resource law, including compliance advice, administrative proceedings, enforcement … Read more

Massachusetts Adoption Of The “However-For” Factual Causation Customary In A number of Defendant Tort Actions And Its Affect On Poisonous Tort Litigation | Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Massachusetts Adoption Of The “But-For” Factual Causation Standard In Multiple Defendant Tort Actions And Its Impact On Toxic Tort Litigation | Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

On February 26, 2021, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) cleared the standard for de facto causality in several criminal charges brought by defendants. The opinion of the SJC in Doull v. Foster, 487 Mass. 1 (2021), changed the standard for factual causality from the confusing test of “essential contributing factor” to the simpler standard … Read more

Supreme Court docket Once more Reins in Scope of Claims Beneath the Alien Tort Statute | Jones Day

Supreme Court Again Reins in Scope of Claims Under the Alien Tort Statute | Jones Day

On June 17, 2021, the US Supreme Court ruled Nestle USA, Inc. against Doe, reiterating that the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) does not allow for extraterritorial cause of action and provided further guidance as to when a cause of action will be classified as extraterritorial as well as two other important questions. In Nestle, six … Read more

Nationwide | New tort, new treatment

National | New tort, new remedy

“The value of freedom of expression and the need for some restrictions on that freedom have long been considered central to a vibrant and healthy democracy and, frankly, to any decent society (…) The Internet has upset that balance.” . “ And with that said, Ontario Superior Court Judge David Corbett set the stage to … Read more