Friday, November 7, 2008

Personal Injury Roundup No. 14 (11/7/08)

The first week of November included a historical election, and the following news from the world of torts:

Reform, Legislation, Policy

New Lawsuits

  • Biopure Corp. filed a defamation suit against a senior NIH official who co-authored a JAMA article about Biopure's product, Hemopure.  (Pharmalot)
  • Minnesota sued Eli Lilly over Zyprexa marketing.  (Pharmalot, CNN)

Trials, Settlements & Other Ends

  • Whoa: Keanu Reeves not liable in paparazzi suit (Reuters, E! Online)
  • Pennsylvania judge dismisses complaint alleging that the plaintiff's breast cancer was caused by hormone replacement therapy.  Dismissed case joins others consolidated on appeal in the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  (Legal Intelligencer/law.com)
  • US Airways settles de-icing products liability suit for $1.8 million.  (Phoenix Biz Journal)

Appeals

Damages

Miscellaneous

  • Victor Schwartz, Cary Silverman and Christopher Appel on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  (Shopfloor/NAM)

- SBS

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