Torts 1 Case Summaries


This page contains an alphabetical listing of all the tort cases covered in class.  Please contribute a summary or brief for just two of the cases below.

Directions:

  1. Click on one of your favorite cases below.
  2. Click the "Write a Brief" button.
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    c. Go to where you want to paste the text onto LonnieLaw.
    d. While pointing the mouse into one of the text boxes on LonnieLaw, hold down the "Ctrl Key" and press the "V" button.  This should paste the text from your word processor onto LonnieLaw.
  6. Once you have finished entering your information, then click on the "Post Brief" button at the bottom of the page.
  7. This should make your information available for your fellow classmates.

Aguehounde v. District of Columbia, 666 A.2d 443, (D.C. 1995).
Amphitheaters, Inc. v. Portland Meadows, 184 Or. 336, (Or. 1948).
Anderson v. Minneapolis, St. Paul, 146 Minn. 430, (Minn. 1920).
Baltimore and Ohio RR. v. Goodman, 275 U.S. 66, (U.S. 1927).
Berkovitz v. United States, 486 U.S. 531, (U.S. 1988).
Bervoets v. Harde Ralls Poniac-Olds, Inc., 891 S.W.2d 905, (Tenn. 1994).
Bierczynski v. Rogers, 239 A.2d 218, (Del. Super. 1968).
Bonte v. Bonte, 616 A.2d 464, (N.H. 1992).
Bradley v. American Smelting And Refining Co., 104 Wash. 2d 677, (Wash. 1985).
Bradley v. Appalachian Power Company, 163 W. Va. 332, (W. Va. 1979).
Brauer v. New York Central, 103 A. 166, (N.J. 1918).
Breunig v. American Family Insurance Co., 45 Wis. 2d 536, (Wis. 1970).
Brown v. Kendall, 60 Mass. 292, (Mass. 1850).
Brune v. Belinkoff, 235 N.E. 2d 793, (Mass. 1968).
Bullard v. Barnes, 102 Ill.2d 505, (Ill 1984).
Butterfield v. Forrester, 103 Eng. Rep. 926, (K.B. 1809).
Byrne v. Boadle, 159 Eng. Rep. 299, (Ex. 1863).
Caldor, Inc. v. Bowden, 330 Md. 632, (Md. 1993).
Canterbury v. Spence, 464 F.2d 772, (D.C. Cir. 1972).
Carolina v. Hill, 119 Va. 416, (Va. 1916).
Chapman v. Craig, 431 N.W.2d 770, (Iowa 1988).
Charbonneau v. MacRury, 153 A. 457, (N.H. 1931).
Coggin v. Starke Brothers Realty Co., Inc., 391 So. 2d 111, (Ala. 1980).
Compuserve, Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, Inc., 962 F. Supp. 1015, (S.D. Ohio 1997).
Coulter v. Schwartz & Reynolds & Co., 21 Cal.3d 144, (Cal. 1978).
Cuffy v. City of New York, 69 N.Y.2d 255, (N.Y. 1987).
Daniel v. Evans, 107 N.H. 407, (N.H. 1966).
Dapp v. Larson, 659 N.Y.S.2d 130, (N.Y. App. Div. 1997).
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 43 F.3d 1311, (9th Cir. 1995).
Day v. Waffle House, Inc., 743 P.2d 1111, (Okla. App. Div. 3 1987).
Derdiarian v. Felix Contracting Corp., 51 N.Y.2d 308, (N.Y. 1980).
Dillon v. Twin State Gas & Electric Co., 85 N.H. 449, (N.H. 1932).
Division of Corrections v. Neakok, 721 P.2d 1121, (Alaska 1986).
Dziokonski v. Babineau, 375 Mass. 555, (Mass. 1978).
Farwell v. Keaton, 396 Mich. 281, (Mich. 1976).
Figueiredo-Torres v. Nickel, 321 Md. 642, (Md. 1991).
Fisher v. Carrousel Motor Hotel, Inc., 424 S.W.2d 627, (Tex. 1967).
Fitzwater v. Sunset Empire, Inc., 502 P.2d 214, (Or. 1972).
Florence v. Goldberg, 44 N.Y.2d 189, (N.Y. 1978).
Garcia v. Texas Instruments, Inc., 610 S.W.2d 456, (Tex. 1980).
Garratt v. Dailey, 46 Wash. 197, (Wash. 1955).
Gentry v. Douglas Hereford Ranch, Inc., 962 P.2d 1205, (Mont. 1998).
Goss v. Allen, 360 A.2d 388, (N.J. 1976).
Gould v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., 198 Wis.2d 450, (Wis. 1996).
Hackbart v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc., 601 F.2d 516, (10th Cir. 1979).
Hall v. E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., 345 F. Supp. 353, (E.D.N.Y. 1972).
Hambright v. First Baptist Church-Eastwood, 638 So.2d 865, (Ala. 1994).
Harlan Water Co. v. Carter, 220 Ky. 493, (Ky. App. 1927).
Helling v. Cary, 519 P. 2d 981, (Wash. 1974).
Herman v. Markham Air Rifle Co., 258 F. 475, (E.D. Mich. 1918).
Holloway v. Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., 109 N.C. App. 403, (N.C. App. 1993).
Holzheimer v. Johannesen, 125 Idaho 397, (Idaho 1994).
Hydro-Manufacturing, Inc. v. Kayser-Roth Corp., 640 A.2d 950, (R.I. 1994).
In re An Arbitration between Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co., Ltd., 3 K.B. 560, (Court of Appeal 1921).
Jones v. Hansen, 254 Kan. 499, (Kan. 1994).
Katoko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657, (Iowa 1971).
Kimbo v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137, (U.S. 1999).
Knight v Jewett, 3 Cal.4th 296, (Cal. 1992).
Larson v. St. Francis Hotel, 188 P.2d 513, (Cal. App. 1948).
Law v. Superior Court, 157 Ariz. 147, (Ariz. 1988).
Lewis v. Carpenter Co., 252 Va. 296, (Va. 1996).
Limited Stores v. Wilson-Robinson, 317 Ark. 80, (Ark. 1994).
Lindsey v. Miami Development Corp., 689 S.W.2d 858, (Tenn. 1985).
Lopez v. Southern California Rapid Transit District, 40 Cal. 3d 780, (Cal. 1985).
Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School v. Perotti, 419 F. Fd 704, (D.C. Cir. 1969).
Lyons v. Midnight Sun Transportation Services, 928 P.2d 1202, (Alaska 1996).
Marshall v. Nugent, 222 F.2d 604, (1st Cir. 1955).
Mayhew v. Sullivan Mining Co., 76 Me. 100, (Me. 1884).
McClung v. Delta Square LTD Partnership, 937 S.W.2d 891, (Tenn. 1996).
McLaughlin v. Mine Safety Appliances Company, 11 N.Y.2d 62, (N.Y. 1962).
Miles v. St. Regis Paper Co., 467 P.2d 307, (Wash. 1970).
Moragne v. States Marine Lines, Inc., 398 U.S. 375, (U.S. 1970).
Mozier v. Parsons, 887 P.2d 692, (Kan. 1995).
Murphy v. Martin Oil Co., 56 Ill.2d 423, (Ill. 1974).
Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co., Inc., 250 N.Y. 479, (N.Y. 1929).
National Health Laboratories, Inc. v. Ahmadi, 596 A.2d 555, (D.C. 1991).
Nelson v. Krusen, 678 S.W.2d 918, (Tex. 1984).
O'Grady v. Brown, 654 S.W.2d 904, (Mo. 1983).
Osborne v. McMasters, 40 Minn. 103, (Minn. 1889).
Overseas Tankship (U.K.), Ltd. v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd., [1961] AC 388, (Privy Council 1961).
Pagelsdorf v. Safeco Ins. Co of America, 91 Wis. 2d 734, (Wis. 1979).
Palmtag v. Gartner Construction Co., 245 Neb. 405, (Neb. 1994).
Palsgraf v. Long Island R. Co., 248 N.Y. 339, (N.Y. 1928).
Peterson v. Sorlien, 299 N.W.2d 123, (Minn. 1980).
Ploof v. Putnam, 81 Vt. 471, (Vt. 1908).
Pokora v. Wabash Ry., 292 U.S. 98, (U.S. 1934).
Reed v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co., 741 So. 2d 1285, (La. App. 1999).
Rinaldo v. McGovern, 78 N.Y.2d 729, (N.Y. 1991).
Roberts v. American Employers Insurance Co., 221 So. 2d 550, (La. App. 1969).
Rowland v. Christian, 69 Cal.2d 108, (Cal. 1968).
Shaw v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., 953 F. Supp. 539, (D. Md. 1997).
Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, 26 Cal. 3d 588, (Cal. 1980).
Smith v. Cutter Biological, Inc., 72 Haw. 416, (Haw. 1991).
Smoemake v. Fogel, Ltd., 826 S.W.2d 933, (Tex. 1992).
Soldano v. O'Daniels, 141 Cal. App. 3d 443, (Cal. App. 1983).
Stoleson v U.S., 708 F.2d 1217, (7th Cir. 1983).
Summers v. Tice, 33 Cal. 2d 80, (Cal. 1948).
Teichmiller v. Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc., 597 N.W.2d 773, (Wis. App. 1999).
The T.J. Hooper, 60 F. 2d 737, (2d Cir. 1932).
Thing v. La Chusa, 48 Cal. 3d 644, (Cal. 1989).
Thompson v. County of Alameda, 27 Cal. 3d 741, (Cal. 1980).
Titus v. Bradford, B & K. R. Co., 20 A. 517, (Pa. 1890).
U.S. v. Caltex, Inc., 344 U.S. 149, (U.S. 1952).
U.S. v. Carroll Towing Co., 159 F.2d 169, (2d Cir. 1947).
Vaughn v. Menlove, 132 Eng. Rep. 490, (C.P. 1837).
Vincent v. Lake Erie Transp. Co., 109 Minn. 456, (Minn. 1910).
Watson v. Kentucky & Indiana Bridge, 137 Ky. 619, (Ky. App. 1910).
Weaks v. Rupp, 966 S.W.2d 387, (Mo. App. 1998).
Weirum v. RKO General, Inc., 15 Cal. 3d 40, (Cal. 1975).
Weymers v. Khera, 454 Mich. 639, (Mich. 1997).
Wikerson v. McCarthy, 336 U.S. 53, (U.S. 1949).
Williams v. Emro Marketing Company, 494 S.E.2d 218, (Ga. App. 1997).
Wiseman v. Schaffer, 115 Idaho 537, (Idaho App. 1989).
Wolf v. Ford, 644 A.2d 522, (Md. 1994).
Yania v. Bigan, 397 Pa. 316, (Pa. 1959).
Ybarra v. Spangard, 154 P.2d 687, (Cal. 1944).
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