Business Litigation Committee
Litigation and Trial Practice Committee
Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
Corporate Counsel Law Committee
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
I am delighted to welcome you to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section! TIPS is a unique, diverse organization that links plaintiff and defense attorneys with corporate, in-house counsel and insurers, all eager to maintain and improve the American civil justice system.Read - More
By Heather St. Clair - There are good reasons why the law bars grieving Kobe Bryant fans from suing the helicopter pilot for emotional distress caused by his fatal crash. To prevent indeterminate and unlimited liability like this, most states generally bar liability for negligent conduct that causes only emotional harm. See Restatement Third of Torts, § 47 Negligent Conduct Directly Inflicting Emotional Harm on Another. In many jurisdictions, this rule is known as the “impact rule” and it requires some physical injury before negligence liability may attach. -- Read More in the Business Litigation Committee Newsletter --
1:00 PM EST - Join the XV Megaconference (Virtually) and learn from expert panels on plaintiff and defense trial and settlement strategies, including how to use emotion and handle policy limit and overinflated medical expense cases.Register - Today!
Episode one of Insider TIPS, the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's premier podcast titled "Lessons Learned in the Virtual World: An Interview with the Honorable Peter Reyes" is now available to listen.Listen - Now!
CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2020 – As jury trials disappear from American courtrooms, lawyers, judges and legislators should consider changing four factors that are suppressing such trials: civil damage caps, mandatory arbitration, criminal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences.Learn - More
Practice Forward was created to provide practical tools, insight and guidance for lawyers, law students and legal professionals as they move their practice and careers forward amid the pandemic and in the longer-term, as the practice of law undergoes significant change.Learn - More!
The Brief is the section's quarterly magazine for lawyers practicing tort and insurance law, full of practical articles that appeal to all members.
Whether you are brushing up on an old topic or tackling a new area of practice, we have the information you need. The TIPS library is your source for the practical, how-to advice you need to take your next step. Our bookshelves are stocked with a wealth of information to guide you through your practice and your career. As an added bonus, your membership in the section entitles you to a discount on every TIPS publication.
The TIPS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession promotes the involvement of attorneys of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women attorneys, attorneys with disabilities and LGBT attorneys into the membership and leadership of the Section.
The TIPS Committees on Diversity and Inclusion, Law in Public Service and Staff Counsel co-sponsor the middle school outreach initiative, A Day in the Life of an Attorney, targeting underrepresented communities during the TIPS Fall Leadership and Section Conference meetings. The program aims at introducing kids to careers in the legal profession early in their education.