Friday, April 30, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 75 (4/30/10)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Don Gifford's (Maryland) new book "Suing the Tobacco and Lead Paint Industry" and an interview with the author.  (Citron/CoOp)
  • Dan Markel (FSU) defends his retributive damages concept.  (Markel/Prawfs)

New Lawsuits

  • Hulk Hogan sues his car insurance company for failing to advise him to buy enough coverage prior to his son's crash.  (Olson/Overlawyered)
  • Insurer for Lower Merion School District (PA) files suit to avoid defending the school district over photos taken by laptops in the control of students.  (PennLive)

Appeals

  • NY:  Appeals court reduces pain-and-suffering amount from $900K to $200K without detailed explanation.  (Hochfelder)

Miscellaneous

  • Blogger John Day at Day on Torts has an interesting Tennessee-specific series on various tort doctrines.  The most recent is on wrongful death, but if you scroll down you can find others, such as assault, battery, and even harboring wild animals.
  • 217,000 Graco cribs recalled.  (CNN)

--CJR

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