October 3, 2008
Personal Injury Roundup No. 10 (10/3/08)
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- Illinois AG Lisa Madigan is calling on the CPSC to develop a plan to curb the sale of recalled products online and in second-hand shops. (LegalNewsline)
- As of October 1st, Medicare will not reimburse hospitals for ten "reasonably preventable" conditions. (HealthLawProf Blog)
- Florida joins eight other states in suing Merck to recoup payments for Vioxx. (The Pop Tort)
Trials, Settlements & Other Ends
- Manchester United player awarded 4.5 million pounds for a career-ending tackle (Olson/Overlawyered)
- The family of a woman crushed to death in the 2006 collapse of Boston's "Big Dig" tunnel ceiling collapse has settled with the remaining defendants. The total settlements equal $28 million. (ABA Journal)
- The Court has scheduled several torts cases: Altria Group v. Good (10/06/08) (Preemption), Wyeth v. Levine (11/03/08) (Preemption), Philip Morris USA v. Williams (12/03/08) (Punitive Damages). (SCOTUS Blog)
- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a state tort immunity act does not prevent a mother from suing the city of Park Ridge over its paramedics for the death of her son. (LegalNewsline)
- Unilever recalls Lipton Milk Tea after discovering Melamine (Stier/Mass Tort Lit Blog)
- The Pop Tort reports about uranium-tainted water in New Hampshire here.
- Drug and Device Law provides an intermediate-level tutorial on the learned intermediary doctrine here.
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