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Friday, March 26, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 72 (3/26/10)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Fourteen states have sued federal government over health reform bill.  A joint lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on behalf of Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington and Colorado.  (Copy of the complaint (pdf)).  Virginia filed a separate suit as well. (Copy of VA complaint (pdf)).  Coverage is extensive.  (AP, WSJ Law Blog, BLT, CNN, Philly Inquirer,  Salt Lake Tribune, National Law Journal)
  • White House officials respond to the States' law suit.  (BLT)
  • FDA seeks comment on potential restrictions on outdoor tobacco advertising.  (FDA Law Blog)

New Lawsuits

  • A Chicago-area Subway faces lawsuits for food poisoning back in February-March.  (About Lawsuits)
  • Lawyer sues HBO for defamation and IIED based on alleged promotion of his film but then showing a different film.  (ABA Journal)

Appeals

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Plaintiff loses first Seroquel trial to go to a jury verdict.  (Boston PI Lawyer Blog)
  • Federal district court in Pennsylvania denies medical monitoring class action.  (Mass Tort Defense)
  • Headmistress's defamation suit against Oprah settles.  (Texa Lawyer)

Damages

Thanks to Alan Crede for material this week.

--SBS


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