Friday, December 11, 2009
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- GAO issues report on FDA drug oversight. (AP/Google news)
- Betcha didn't know that the pending health care bills would require chain restaurants and vending machines to post nutritional information. (USA Today)
- FDA widens radiation overdose in LA-area hospitals. (LA Times, PopTort)
- Regulation of direct-to-consumer drug advertising? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- CPSC releases report on Chinese drywall. (Mass Tort Defense)
- Estate of woman killed by driver talking on cell phone sues driver's phone service providers. (NY Times, Injured). Russell Jackson responds.
- Family of father and son killed on NY highway last summer by drunk, wrong-way driver sue driver's estate. (NY Post)
- Parents of high school senior who committed suicide after "sexting" incident sue school for negligence. (eSchoolnews)
Trials, Settlements and Other Ends
- Judge Weinstein dismisses pre-paid cell phone class action. (Jackson)
- NY judge dismisses action as frivolous where doctor sued opposing expert in prior med mal cases - and also sanctions the plaintiff and his counsel. (Turkewitz)
- Seventh Circuit affirms dismissal of negligence claim against Wal-Mart for selling bullets to customer who committed suicide. (Day on Torts)
- Wisconsin Supreme Court decides issue of first impression and holds that victim of intentional tort does not have duty to mitigate. (Wis Law Journal)
- Searle Civil Justice Institute issues preliminary report entitled "State Consumer Protection Acts: An Empirical Investigation of Private Litigation."
- Don't friend the judge in Florida. (ABA Journal)
Thanks to Russell Jackson for material this week.