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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Friday, January 22, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 63 (1/22/10)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Tobacco companies must disclose cigarette ingredients to FDA in June.  (AP/ABC News)
  • "FDA issues warning about BPA exposure." (CBS News)

New Lawsuits

  • Iraqi government contemplating class action suit against private security firm Blackwater for injuries to Iraqi civilians.  (AP/Business Week)
  • NYC woman sues city after her 15-year-old daughter dies in foster care (NY Daily News)
  • NY Civil Liberties Union brings federal class action lawsuit against city for alleged abuse by school cops.  (WPIX, WNYC)
  • Four Charleston firefighters sue Sofa Superstore alleging that a tragic 2007 fire at the store, which killed 9 Charleston firefighters, caused the survivors to suffer numerous ailments including  post-traumatic stress and depression (Charleston City Paper)
  • Florida federal court certifies yogurt class action for unfair trade practices claims.  (Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends


  • 2009 California Punitive Damages Year in Review.   (Cal Punitive Damages)
  • Punitive damages for cell phone use while driving?  (TortTalk)


  •  Humorous lawyer-TV ads get attention at the NY Times though Overlawyered had this up a week ago. 

Thanks to Gil Lenz for material this week.


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