Friday, April 23, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 74

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Louisiana Senate committee rejects bill to ban energy drinks to kids.  (Bloomberg Business Week)
  • Pennsylvania releases med-mal data.  (TortsProf)
  • Florida passes two tort-reform measures - risky activity waivers for children and increase on damages caps in suits against the state.  (Miami Herald)
  • FDA plans to limit amount of salt in processed foods.  (WaPo)

Appeals

  • Rhode Island Supreme Court allows suit against city of Newport for fall along the famous Cliff Walk.  (UPI)
  • NY Appellate Division rules assumption of risk was not complete defense in cheer leading accident.  (NY Law Journal/law.com)
  • Ninth Circuit follows Seventh Circuit and holds that denial of class certification does not divest court of CAFA jurisdiction.  (Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Judge dismisses Federal Torts Claims Act suit against SEC over Madoff fraud.  (National Law Journal/law.com)
  • Sort of an "other end" - MN doctors ask judge to reject Guidant plea deal that would settle federal criminal charges over Guidant heart defibrillators.  (MN Star Tribune)

Miscellaneous

  • Washington Legal Foundation introduces its new blog:  Legal Pulse.

-SBS

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