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Friday, February 5, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 65 (2/5/2010)

Six more weeks of winter, and another week of Torts.

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Illinois med mal caps struck down (Legal News Line).
  • Tribe et al. (in conjunction with WLF) on the use of litigation to deal with global warming (spoiler: they think it's a bad idea) (TortsProf). 
  • Huffington Post blogger on med mal and reform (Huffington Post).
  • Erik Turkewitz "has gotta love" John Stossel (note: Erik may be being sarcastic) (New York Personal Injury Law Blog)

New Lawsuits

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Stripper gets $100K ($1M less than she sought) for injuries in drunk driving accident, alleging that drinking was part of her job (Overlawyered). 
  • Settlement discussions ongoing in 9/11 worker suits (NYT).


  • Victim in car accident seeks punitive damages against Terry Bollea and his son; Bollea is better known as Hulk Hogan ( 
  • Damages in HRT suit slashed from nearly $80 million to $5.6 million in punitives plus $3.7 million in actual damages (


  • Plaintiffs' attorneys fighting back against fraud allegations in suits against Dole (
  • Adventures with peer review and experts in drug cases (with a comment from me) (Drug & Device Law Blog).
  • Lancet (finally?) fully retracts article linking autism to vaccines (BBC). 
  • Suit against U-Haul for injuries resulting from truck with allegedly failed brakes and transmission continues through appellate process in Texas (Courier-Gazette).


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