Friday, October 30, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 56 (10/30/2009)

Happy Halloween!  In our house, we'll have Susan B. Anthony and a drowned sailor.  Yours?

Reform, Legislation, Policy

New Lawsuits

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • No verdict as of this writing (Thursday midday) in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" case, but the jury did ask for a 10-digit adding machine, which can't make the defense feel real good (Sacramento BeeUpdate: The jury awarded $16.6 million in damages (Radio-Online.com)
  • Punitive damage award in PremPro case remains secret (Bloomberg
  • Butler University drops defamation student against student who blogged anonymously (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Bat maker liable for ball player's death (Overlawyered)

Appeals

  • Nevada considers pharmacy liability for harm caused by customers (WSJ Law Blog)
  • That reminds me of the Massachusetts case from last year on doctor liability for patients driving negligently while under treatment; here's a good look at that (NEJM)

Miscellaneous

--BC

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In answer to your question at the top, a hula dancer. Not sure about me though.

Posted by: Michael | Oct 30, 2009 5:06:11 AM

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