November 20, 2008
Personal Injury Roundup No. 16 (11/21/08)
One scheduling note: there will be no Roundup next Friday; happy Thanksgiving!
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- Massachusetts doctors say they're practicing defensive medicine out of fear of lawsuits [MassLive.com]
- Allegations of misconduct against FDA scientists [NYT]
Trials, Settlements & Other Ends
- A look back, ten years after the tobacco settlement [NPR, Point of Law]
- Arkansas prof's defamation suit against his students dropped [TaxProf]
- $14.9 million award affirmed in unfenced gas well explosion; punitives 10x compensatories [LegalNewsline.com]
- Epstein on Levine [Forbes, via Overlawyered]
- Levine on Levine [FireDogLake]
- Part of Oklahoma tort reform statute struck down [Journal Record]
- Murtha defamation case heard [TortsProf]
- $12.9 million Accutane verdict [Press release]
- $2.5 million against Imperial Klans of America [Tort Deform]
- Someone who apparently stars in an MTV show liable for $5,000 in compensatory damages and $15,000 in punitive damages for an incident with a tow truck driver [E! Online]
- Scalia's going hunting with, among others, a partner from a big plaintiffs-side firm in Texas [WSJ Law Blog]
- Not in civil litigation presently (though the defendant expects it), but the MySpace case is proceeding criminally [WSJ Law Blog, 2,000 other stories]
Thanks for reading, and again, happy Thanksgiving!
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Posted by: Brian R Wilson | Nov 22, 2008 1:21:45 PM