Friday, September 12, 2008
In a world that lost Don LaFontaine, the guy who said "In a world that..." more often than probably else in the world, what can we turn to? Torts!
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- Trial lawyer John Coale thinks McCain won't really push tort reform, endorses him [New York Sun].
- Lots of money related to torts issues in the Missouri governor's race [STLToday.com].
- Australia to protect police from lawsuits [TheAge.com.au]
- Class certified and documents unsealed in Zyprexa litigation [TortsProf]
- Another microwave popcorn lawsuit from a consumer (the second one) [Pump Handle]
- Another Crocs/escalator lawsuit [WRAL.com]
- New suit against a doctor by third party injured by patient [Boston.com]; earlier on TortsProf.
Trials, Settlements & Other Ends
- Vaccine Act preempts tort claims [Mass Tort Litigation Blog]
- $8 million in suit against San Diego police (30% at fault will reduce) [SignOnSanDiego.com]
- Second-hand asbestos suit can proceed [CNN Money].
- Maryland court says no pharma duty to third party injured by someone taking the drug [Drug & Device Law Blog].
Experts & Science
- This video was well-received in my class this week [Break.com] (also read the comments.
- This video represented probably the end of my fantasy football season, but also could help with a discussion of consent [Deadspin].
- What lawyers involved with Halloween attractions think about (a few years too late -- my first Torts exam was set in part in a haunted house!) [Bloloop].
- Health concerns remain, seven years later [Mass Tort Litigation Blog].