Defamation

 The tort of defamation may be one of the hardest to determine. It really is a “you know it when you see it” type of tort, to quote the Supreme Court. The issue is rapidly evolving as language and culture change and there is always a need to balance this tort with free speech rights…

Gossip and Personal Injury

 When is gossip more than gossip? That is a tough question to answer, as the facts and circumstances are individually determined. In the information age, gossip spreads faster and farther than in previous generations. What can seem an innocent comment may subject someone to liability, especially in the workplace. Current law has always had to…

Sex and Personal Injury

 With the increasing acceptance of non-marital relationships, more people are sharing intimate details of their lives with others. Sexual partners have increased within the past fifty to sixty years, and with that come not only increased risk for sexual health but increased liability regarding sexual activity. One common risk is the transmission of a sexually…