Tort Law in the news

Washington State Office of the Attorney General
Kroger to pay $47.5 million to Washington to combat fentanyl epidemic
The AG filed a lawsuit against Kroger for illegally, recklessly and negligently filling opioid orders without adequately investigating “red flags” of fraud or overprescribing.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
US Supreme Court won’t review decision that ratchets up legal risk at protests
One of the First Amendment’s bedrock protections for a free press and free expression is the rule that an individual lawfully exercising their constitutional rights can’t be held liable for a stranger’s uncoordinated decision to break the law nearby.
The Daily News
DOJ to pay $100 million to Larry Nassar victims for FBI negligence: report
Victims of Larry Nassar, the former doctor convicted of abusing hundreds of teen gymnasts over the course of decades, will get $100 million from the U.S. DOJ over the FBI’s glacial investigation that allowed the assaults to continue.
Hospitals responsible for acts of contract doctors
The Supreme Court of the State of Washington held a hospital remains responsible for those nondelegable duties regardless of whether it performs those duties through its own staff or contracts with doctors who are independent contractors.
Ralph Nader’s Capitalism
"The only true aging is the erosion of one's ideals," says Ralph Nader, the former third-party presidential candidate who just turned 90 after more than 60 years of consumer advocacy and fighting for small business in America.
Corporate Crime Reporter
Naoise Connolly Ryan on the Boeing Deferred Prosecution Deadline
It looks as if maybe 100 out of the 140 cases that were filed against Boeing have been settled. There are 40 cases left.