Friday, December 18, 2009
As you might expect, the Roundup will take a holiday break on Christmas and New Year's Day. It will return on January 8th.
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- ATRA's 2009 Judicial Hellholes Report is out (pdf). Responses from: Turkewitz and The Pop Tort.
- Towers Perrin found tort costs rose by $2.7B in 2008, an increase of 1.1%. (Insurance Networking News)
- IL Supreme Court delays ruling on constitutionality of damage caps. (Chicago Tribune)
- Class action suit filed alleging overexposure from CT scans. (The Pop Tort)
Trials, Settlements and Other Ends
- Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has reportedly paid about $1 billion to settle cases; more are on the way. (Bernabe)
- I'm interpreting "Other Ends" very loosely here: Mark Hermann has resigned from Jones Day and will no longer write for Drug & Device Law. His farewell post is here.
- Defense verdict in CA asbestos suit. (Olson/Point of Law)
- Sovereign immunity arguments in the Virginia Tech shootings case. (VLW Blog)
- Nicole Vincent on Keren-Paz's "Torts, Egalitarianism, and Distributive Justice." (Solum/Legal Theory Blog)
- H1N1 vaccines for kids recalled; safety not a factor. (CNN.com)
- Due to custom of baking in a coin or silver piece, British restaurant requires signing a release prior to eating plum pudding. (Olson/Overlawyered)
- Nate Oman on "Social Insurance and the Autonomy of Private Law" (Co-Op)