Monday, April 7, 2008
I just returned with three of our students from the Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio. The competition, run by the University of Cincinnati College of Law, is now over twenty years old and is a terrific event. Congratulations to the winning team (from South Texas) and to all competitors, especially the WNEC team, which did excellent work throughout. Torts profs looking for a moot court competition to participate in should consider this one seriously; it's very well-run.
The problem [PDF] this year is a good timely one, based on the diacetyl in microwave popcorn, raising compelling questions of duty, foreseeability, breach, and (in the secondary issue) personal jurisdiction.