Friday, September 17, 2010
- Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana announced her intent to file suit against Mel for battery, emotional distress and defamation. (TMZ).
- Florida state court judge sues for medical malpractive for sponge left in his abdomen after surgery. (Miami Herald)
- Michael Jackson's mom sues concert promoter for wrongful death. (Turkewitz)
- Second Circuit reverses Judge Weinstein's class certification in the Zyprexa litigation. The Court also vacated his denial of summary judgment. (Court's opinion, Point of Law).
- Sixth Circuit vacates jury award in welding rod case based on errnoneous Daubert ruling. (Mass Tort Defense, Court's opinion)
- Ninth Circuit affirms Alien Tort Claims Act verdict in favor of Chevron. (Court's opinion, Torts/Bernabe)
- Massachusetts Supreme Court adoptes "apparent manufacturer" doctrine. (Bernabe)
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- The costs of defensive medicine? Philadelphia Inquirer and BNET take a look.
- Federal magistrate judge concludes that Texas's medical malpractice caps are constitutional. (Texas Tribune)
- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010, which strengthens criminal penalties for food safety violators. (FDA Law Blog)
Trials, Settlements and Other Ends
- $1.1 M jury award in Baltimore medical malpractice case. (About Lawsuits)
- $5.8 M alienation of affection award in North Carolina. (WNCT)
- Podcast on California's medical malpractice laws. (Bernabe)