Friday, 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)

New Lawsuits

  • 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)

Appeals

  • 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)

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

--CJR

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2008/10/personal-injury.html

Roundup | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef0105351234e8970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Personal Injury Roundup No. 10 (10/3/08):

Comments

Post a comment