Ted Frank

Ted Frank is a Washington, D.C., attorney and director of the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute.

Ted Frank is a Washington, D.C., attorney and director of the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute.

Sotomayor and Tort Reform

Judge Sotomayor’s 1996 Suffolk University Law Review article has a couple of interesting passages with relevance to those who care about tort reform. On the plus side, she says good things ...

Sotomayor and the Second Amendment

Any conservative who wants to take issue with Sotomayor’s position on the incorporation doctrine and the Second Amendment needs to first listen very carefully to the oral argument featuring conservatives ...

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Chrysler v. Flax

I expressed skepticism this summer that the Exxon Shipping v. Baker decision was a positive sign for the Court’s punitive damages jurisprudence. After the replay of Philip Morris v. ...

Frank v. Olson on Sotomayor

My good friend and co-blogger Walter Olson is reaping the wages of apostasy with prominent placement in the New York Times and other papers for taking the position that Judge ...

The Sharp Tongue

The NY Times headline is “Sotomayor’s Sharp Tongue Raises Issue of Temperament.” I hope conservatives resist the bait in using this to attack Sotomayor. Bogus allegations of temperament ...

Sotomayor and Punitive Damages

In today’s American, I discuss the costs of the U.S. tort system, a summary of my congressional testimony on the subject, where I show that these run to the tune ...

Sotomayor at Bat

We’re hearing that Sotomayor “saved baseball.”  That’s nonsense.  Judge Sotomayor ruled on a NLRB petition seeking an injunction against the owner’s 1995 lockout of the players.  As I ...
Politics & Policy

All Wet

Here is the clause in the Leonards’ contract: We do not cover loss to any property resulting directly or indirectly from: flood, surface water, waves, tidal waves, overflow of a body ...
Politics & Policy

The Lieberman Purge

The three-term Democratic senator with presidential ambitions provoked opposition from the left wing of his party because of his support for the war while there was a Republican in the ...