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Friday, December 18, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 61 (12/18/09)

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

New Lawsuits

  • 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)

Miscellaneous

  • 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)

--CJR

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