expand public awareness about the tort laws currently on
the books in a variety of states, we present this
compendium of tort law profiles for the states listed
These profiles, which have been prepared by the
Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
in Washington, DC, are not meant to be a thoroughly
complete analysis of the tort laws identified.
However, the information presented is accurate as of the
"last update date" on the top right hand corner of each
page. Updates to these pages are made on a regular
basis by Shook Hardy, at which point the "last update
date" is updated as well.
These profiles include topics such emerging
Whether the state recognizes a cause of action
for medical monitoring
Whether the state's consumer protection statute
is subject to abuse
Whether the state has adopted a law prohibiting
lawsuits for obesity
The state's appeal bond requirement
The state's "empty chair" or "phantom
Whether the state has adopted elements of the
Jury Patriotism Act
If you have specific questions about these
profiles, please contact: Mark A. Behrens,
Esq. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., 1155 F Street, N.W., Suite
200 Washington, D.C.
20004-1305 ph. (202) 639-5621
on the state names below to go to each state's tort law