‘State supreme court upends causation in tort law, promising plenty post-pandemic work for lawyers’

“The high court of Massachusetts, in a 3-2 decision, has effected a seismic shift in tort law, adopting on Friday a new approach to legal causation. The court’s holding casts into uncertainty fundamental rules developed over more than a century across the full range of tort liability theories. Years, even decades of litigation may be required to fully map out the change …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 28 February]

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