Friday, November 14, 2008

Personal Injury Roundup No. 15 (11/14/08)

It's been almost exactly a year since I started blogging here.  I want to thank Bill and Sheila again for such a great opportunity.  Now, on to torts... 

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Senate Finance Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) calls for legal reforms.  (LegalNewsline)

New Lawsuits

  • Classmates.com user sues; Alleges classmates weren't looking for him after all.  (Wired)
  • The brothers injured in the Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo have filed suit.  (Mercury News)
  • Victims of Minnesota bridge collapse to bring suit.  (CNN)
  • Current and former high school students sue school district over sex story in newspaper.  (The Seattle Times)

Sports and Torts

  • A high school football coach is sued by his former player for assault and emotional distress.  The coach allegedly made racially and ethnically charged remarks.  The story is here.
  • Man hit in the groin at a batting cage awarded $1.2 million.  (Miami Herald)

Trials, Settlements & Other Ends

  • Trial begins in suit attempting to bankrupt Klan group.  (CNN)

Damages

Miscellaneous

  • Study:  Tax increase on alcohol saves lives.  (CNN)
  • Alternatives to the tort system:  Med mal in Saudi Arabia--15 years in prison and 1,500 lashes  (Overlawyered)

Thanks to Eric Turkewitz and Bill.

--CJR

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Good summary in the post.personal injury law is one of the areas of interest for me. Without personal injury attorneys in this country there would be no watchdogs to make sure people and companies played by the rules and exhibited good behavior.

Posted by: utah personal injury lawyer | Dec 5, 2008 12:32:11 AM

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