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Friday, December 12, 2008

Personal Injury Roundup No. 18 (12/12/08)

As I sit amid the bluebooks, here's what's new in torts...

Reform, Legislation, Policy

New Lawsuits

  • Woman Falls on Uneven Sidewalk, Sues Nez Perce County in Idaho (Lewiston Tribune)
  • A Los Angeles Federal Judge Ruled that Offering Safer Replacements After a Recall Does Not Shield Retailers from a Class Action (San Francisco Chronicle via Tort Deform)

Trials, Settlements & Other Ends

  • NYPD Tort Settlements (WNYC)
  • Austin settles police shooting lawsuit for $1 million (Statesman)

Appeals

  • Dunkin' Donuts Owner Argues that Online Forum Host Must Reveal Identities of Those Posting Allegedly Defamatory Remarks about His Restaurant (Olson/Overlawyered)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Excludes Settling Defendants From Jury's Allocation of Responsibility When Case Goes to Trial Against Remaining Defendants (Opinion [pdf])
  • Maryland Decides Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Case Based on Assumption of Risk; Extensive Coverage from Ron Miller at The Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog

Miscellaneous

Thanks to Bill and Mark Weber for material this week.

--CJR

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