Friday, May 15, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 36 (5/15/09)

It's graduation weekend at many schools.  Best wishes to all law grads!

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • John Day on a doctor-owned med mal insurer's surgical checklist (Day on Torts)
  • Hearings on the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 (Drug and Device Law)
  • Let's stick with Beck and Hermann for a while--In this post, they describe the ALI's attempt to finalize The Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation (Drug and Device Law)
  • NC Medical Board opposes a bill in the legislature that would make it more difficult to discipline doctors (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • OK tort reform compromise (TortsProf)

New Lawsuits

  • A tort claim, a precondition to filing suit against a public entity such as a school, has been filed in Indiana over alleged sexual assault on a school bus (nwi.com)
  • Walter Olson on "sexting suicide" suit (Overlawyered)

Appeals    

  • Virginia Court of Appeals disputes the meaning of "assault."  It's a criminal case, but the tort definition is discussed.  (VLW Blog)
  • Commentary on a recent D.C. Circuit decision rejecting the right-to-control test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors (Stier/Mass Torts Profs)

Miscellaneous

--CJR

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2009/05/personal-injury-roundup-no-36-51509.html

Roundup | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01157084e92f970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Personal Injury Roundup No. 36 (5/15/09):

Comments

Post a comment