Michael D. Green

Professor Michael Green to give opening keynote at European Tort Law Conference in Vienna on April 12

Professor Michael Green will deliver the Opening Lecture of the Annual Conference on European Tort Law on April 12 in Vienna, Austria. His speech, “Restating Tort Law – The American and European Styles,” will begin the conference proceedings.  

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Professor Michael Green participates in workshop in Catalonia, Spain

Professor Michael Green particpated in a workshop, “”Uncertainty and Mass Torts: Causation and Proof,” at the Universitat Girona in Catalonia, Spain, March 7-9.  Continue reading »

Professor Michael Green tells WFMY when people should file a lawsuit

Illinois — Didn’t get a check in your birthday card this year? Would you sue over it? A brother and sister in Illinois did. Continue reading »

Trial Court Confused Weighty With Reliable In Evaluation of Expert’s Causation Analysis

A federal district court impermissibly blurred the line between judge and jury when it refused to allow expert testimony linking benzene exposure with a rare form of leukemia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held March 22 (Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products Group Inc., 1st Cir., No. 09-2270, 3/22/11). Continue reading »

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Workers’ compensation and employers’ liability law research leads Dan Murdock (’12) to Vienna, Austria

Thanks to his research on workers’ compensation and employers’ liability law, Daniel Murdock (’12) recently had the chance to represent Wake Forest University School of Law in Vienna, Austria. Continue reading »

BP Spill Report Spreads Blame, What About Liability?

BP’s own report about the April explosion on its Gulf oil rig has rekindled the debate over responsibility. BP names Transocean and Halliburton as additional responsible players in events leading up to the fatal accident. Read the full story »

Liability Questions Loom for BP and Ex-Partners

For now, BP appears to be the deep-pocketed party footing many of the bills, including setting up a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the spill. But the legal endgame of sorting out the final tab among the companies that owned the well and worked on the Deepwater Horizon rig has also begun.Read the full story »

Iowa Supreme Court adopts Third Restatement of Torts on several issues

An Iowa case that involved a car that swerved to avoid a disassembled trampoline that had blown into the road led the Iowa Supreme Court to adopt large portions of the Third Restatement of Torts on issues of duty of care, factual cause and proximate cause.

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WFU law professors participate in annual AALS conference

Michael Green, Wake Forest University law professor, will present Professor Dan B. Dobbs with the 2009 William L. Prosser award at the Association of American Law Schools’ Annual Conference Torts Section “Foreign Tort Law: Beyond Europe” on Friday, Jan. 9, in San Diego.

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Paint Makers’ Liability Setback in R.I. Offset by Wins in Other States

When Rhode Island won what could be a multibillion-dollar verdict against former lead paint manufacturers last year, advocates hoped the victory would trigger a wave of successful lawsuits against the industry. Read the full story »