Friday, February 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)
- Toyota's got some potential legal trouble (TortsProf and included links, plus the more recent Law.com piece and The Pop Tort).
- Trespass claims against Google based on Street View can continue (Search Engine Land).
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 (TampaBay.com).
- Damages in HRT suit slashed from nearly $80 million to $5.6 million in punitives plus $3.7 million in actual damages (Philly.com)
- Plaintiffs' attorneys fighting back against fraud allegations in suits against Dole (Law.com
- 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).