Defense Counsel Journal

This publication provides topical and scholarly writings on the law, including its development and reform and the practice of law in the civil defense and insurance fields.

Articles from Vol. 84, No. 2, 2017

Editor's Page
It's spring time in my home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma (in the central region of the United States, north of Texas). Spring is my favorite time of year. It comes with the promise of new beginnings and fresh starts. I have a green thumb so every spring I...
Judicial Notice: An Underappreciated and Misapplied Tool of Efficiency
MOST people have never heard about the 1858 murder trial of William "Duff" Armstrong. But everyone knows Armstrong's defense attorney: Abraham Lincoln. Before he was elected the Sixteenth President of the United States, Lincoln had struggled to make...
Personal Jurisdiction Post-Daimler - as Plaintiffs Test Exceptions to Daimler's Narrow Path, All Eyes on Appellate Courts
IN July of 2015, the Defense Counsel Journal published a report of the Supreme Court's watershed personal jurisdiction decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman and the immediate aftermath.1 Here, we provide an update on the continued impact of Daimler, including...
Product Line Liability Just Doesn't Fly
A recent series of cases in the aerospace product liability space attempted to breathe new life into the product line exception to the general rule that a successor corporation is not liable for the wrongdoing of the predecessor. While all four of the...
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