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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Friday, November 12, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 86 (11/12/10)

New Suits

  • MDL Panel considers consolidation of federal DuPuy hip replacement litigation; oral argument on motion scheduled for next Thursday, November 18th. (About Lawsuits)
  • Food poisoning suit filed against Maryland orchard for e. coli outbreak in apple cider. (About Lawsuits)


  • Louisiana appellate court finds child's ride on oil pump could be an anticipated use, and reverses summary judgment for the defendant.  (Mass Tort Defense)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on duty under SC law. (Consumer Class Actions)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Missouri jury awards $35M in wrongful death suit stemming from a tractor trailer accident on I-70 in 2006 (About Lawsuits)
  • After eight years of litigation, class certification was denied in the Pelman obesity litigation suit against McDonald's.  The suit alleges that the company's advertising somehow decieved consumers into thinking a regular diet of McDonald's was healthy.   (Mass Tort Defense, Consumer Class Actions)
  • Judge grants new trial in St. Louis "Girls Gone Wild" suit.  (Point of Law)


  • NY Times Magazine profiles key players in BP Oil Spill Litigation.  (NYT)


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Thanks for giving details regarding current personal injury cases. Attorneys seem to spend large amounts of time researching and preparing prior to court proceedings . Good post.

Posted by: Dutchess County Attorney | Nov 18, 2010 1:29:57 PM

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