Tort Law in the news

ABA Journal
Judge tosses lawyer’s defamation suit against ex-mayor for alleged crude and insulting statements
Then-Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was acting within the scope of her official duties when she allegedly questioned a lawyer’s legal abilities and bragged that she has the "biggest d- - - in Chicago,” according to a Cook County, Illinois, judge.
MSNBC
Tort Suit against Netflix for ‘Baby Reindeer’
If Harvey was defamed, as she claims, then she should succeed on her claims, but whether she can succeed on a defamation claim will depend on whether “Baby Reindeer” portrays truths or falsities.
Reuters
Judge cuts Bayer $2.25 billion Roundup verdict to $400 million
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday slashed a $2.25 billion U.S. verdict against Bayer (BAYGn.DE), opens new tab to $400 million for a Pennsylvania man who said he developed cancer from exposure to the company's Roundup weedkiller.
Reuters
US judicial panel approves rule governing federal mass torts
A U.S. judicial panel on Tuesday approved the first-ever rule designed to govern federal mass torts cases and provide judges an initial roadmap to follow when assigned to hear hundreds or thousands of lawsuits against companies.
The Lever
A Corporate Poisoner Two-Steps Out Of Its Toxic Liability
United States Supreme Court hands Koch Industries — and its subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific — a major victory when it allowed the company to avoid paying damages to people who who claim they were poisoned by the company's products.
National Consumer Law Center
New Supreme Court Arbitration Ruling: A Double-Edged Sword
The Supreme Court will once again make it more difficult for consumers and workers to litigate in court, this article explains why the decision, at least to some extent is a double-edged sword.