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Opinion analysis: When the federal government acts as a commercial enterprise, the courthouse doors open wider

In Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, the federal government asked for broad policy immunity to shield choices by the Tennessee Valley Authority about the safety measures the TVA employed when stringing a power line across a river. In today’s decision, … Continue reading

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Admiralty Professor Haycraft Reports from the Courthouse Steps on the Dutra v. Batterton Supreme Court Argument

This morning I attended oral argument at the United States Supreme Court in the maritime case of Dutra Group v. Batterton.[1]  The question in the case is whether a Jones Act seaman may recover punitive damages on an unseaworthiness claim.  … Continue reading

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A Decade of Procedural Despair: Denying Access to Justice and Closing the Courthouse Doors

Michael Vitiello, Animating Civil Procedure (2017). Linda S. Mullenix For civil procedure teachers seeking to accompany their casebook with an insightful account of procedural justice, Michael Vitiello’s Animating Civil Procedure provides an excellent complement to case-centric courses. Among its many virtues, … Continue reading

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Justice Denied: President Trump’s Immigration Policies Effectively Close the Courthouse Doors to Immigrants

Whatever you think about President Trump, it is undeniable that he has kept his campaign promise to stringently – and, in many cases, cruelly – enforce the immigration laws of the United States of America.  Though he has not successfully … Continue reading

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Former NCL Cruise Executives Square Off in Trial in Miami-Dade Courthouse: But What About the Dead Filipino Crew Members?

Former Norwegian Cruise Line ("NCL") CEO Colin Veitch's trial against his successor, Kevin  Sheehan, and their old cruise line, NCL, for defamation and breach of contract has been underway in the Miami-Dade County courthouse, here in Miami, Florida this past … Continue reading

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