Friday, October 1, 2010

Personal Injury Law Roundup No. 82 - Oct. 1, 2010

Autumn has hit in New England.  Snow and the slip-and-fall cases are no doubt close behind.  This week's roundup:

New Cases

  • In not-at-all-surprising news, plaintiffs to seek punitive damages in salmonella cases ("Food Safety News" (note: that's a press release, not a news story)
  • Victim of bullying sues school district, alleged bully's parents (Fox19.com)

Policy & Politics

  • Legislation considered to eliminate civil immunity for some government/military contractors (OregonLive.com)

Verdicts & Other Ends

  • Iran ordered to pay punitive damages in bombing case (Daily Star)

Appeals

  • Interesting, if a little muddled, Massachusetts case on duty, involving a casual softball game next to a house (Mass SJC)
  • Justice Scalia stays smoking cessation program (TortsProf)
  • New York considers tort implications of cyberbullying (Law.com)
  • Supreme Court grants cert. on case involving class actions subsequent to dismissal of earlier actions (AP/Google)

Teaching Torts

--BC

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