Tort and Insurance Law Section

This section provides a venue for attorneys to share views and to develop relationships with colleagues in this area of practice. The section offers CLE on issues impacting both tort and insurance law and sends out case updates to its members.

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MGM Resorts Suing Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, has filed lawsuits against the victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, asking federal judges to declare the company free from liability. NPR reports that the lawsuits, which name more than 800 defendants in California and more than 200 in Nevada, cite a 2002 federal law designed to encourage companies to deploy anti-terrorism security technologies without fear of being held responsible for damages if a terror attack happens. Mandalay Bay is where shooter Stephen Paddock stayed for several days before opening fire from his room onto a crowd attending a country music festival, killing 58 people.
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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay for Dangerous Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer, The New York Times reports. A jury in a Missouri circuit court awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, who had accused the company of failing to warn them about cancer risks associated with its baby and body powders.
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