Tort Law

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Leon D. Lazer

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 1998


As a part of Touro Law Center's annual symposium "The Supreme Court and State and Local Government Law," Judge Lazer discusses three cases from the Supreme Court's 1996-1997 term: Metro-North Commuter R.R. Co. v. Buckley, which involved emotional distress in a negligence case; Saratoga Fishing Co. v. Martinac & Co., which involved design defect in a products liability case; and Suitum v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency, which dealt with the question of land use and regulatory takings. Judge Lazer also briefly discusses two class action cases: Adams v. Robertson and Amchen Products v. Windsor.

Keywords: Tort law, Metro North, Saratoga, Suitum, emotional distress, negligence, product liability, design defect, land use, takings, Adams, Amchen, class action

Suggested Citation

Lazer, Leon D., Tort Law (1998). 14 Touro L. Rev. 459 (1998), Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series , Available at SSRN:

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