Can an airline be denied immunity for an employee’s defamatory statements about a dangerous pilot without a showing that the statements were materially false?
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, No. 12-315. Certiorari granted June 17, 2013. Ruling
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Yahoo! was immune from liability under the Stored Communications Act for disclosing subscriber information pursuant to allegedly invalid subpoenas, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in an unusual tort case against the government, in which the government agreed that it was liable.
But the Court still considered both sides of the argument over whether prison guards are immune from intentional tort liability.
WASHINGTON – A bill that would allow civil negligence suits to be brought by victims of gun violence against firearm manufacturers, distributors, dealers and trade organizations has been introduced in the House, and supporters are pressing for its inclusion in any gun control measure considered by Congress.
A manufacturer that supplied turbines to the U.S. Navy may be immune from a former seaman’s asbestos claims, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
A community rescue squad was not entitled to immunity when sued for negligently delaying the transportation of a gunshot victim to the hospital, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A driver could sue an electric utility for the negligent placement of a pole that he struck when he lost control of his vehicle on a snow-covered road, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A police officer was not immune from liability when sued for making an arrest without probable cause, the 4th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A county psychiatric hospital can’t be sued by a patient who was involuntarily committed and then assaulted by another patient, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
A government investigator was entitled to absolute immunity from liability for allegedly providing false testimony to a grand jury, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.