Friday, March 5, 2010
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- Medical device firms claim job losses as a result of the Massachusetts gift-ban. (Mass High Tech)
- Proposed Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010 would bar defendants from deducting punitive damages awards as a business expense. (NY Times, Cal Punitive Damages)
- FDA Tobacco Panel includes two scientists with ties to manufacturers of quit-smoking products. (WSJ)
- Nestle, Gerber and 15 other companies receive warning letters from the FDA for false and misleading food labeling. (Wash Post, FDA Law Blog)
- Santa Clara County (CA) files false advertising suit against GlaxoSmithKline. (Mercury News)
- Portland (Ore.) community college student files false arrest and battery claims aganist police. (Oregon Live)
- IHOP sued for finger-tip in the fried chicken salad. (Smoking Gun)
- Seventh Circuit rejects preemption defense in Paxil suicide case. (Torts)
- New Jersey Supreme Court holds NJ can exercise jurisdiction in a product liability action over a foreign manufacturer based on the manufacturer's relationship with a nationwide distributor and on its presence at national trade shows. (Mass Tort Defense)
- Fifth Circuit to rehear the Katrina-climate change suit en banc. (Mass Tort Defense)
- SC House passes punitive damages cap. (Cal Punitive Damages)
- NY Daily News on forensic meteorology and New York's "Storm in Progress" doctrine for winter slip-and-falls. Fascinating.
Thanks to my co-editor Bill for material this week.