Friday, January 14, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 90 (1/14/11)

New Suits

  •  Drivers in car collisions with moose in Newfoundland, Canada blame the province for failure to control the moose population. (BBC via Olson/Overlawyered
  • Jilted bride sues groom for $100K for breach of promise to marry, IIED.  (Today Show via Olson/Overlawyered)

Appeals

  • IL:  Court affirms summary judgment for a defendant in trampoline injury case and provides a helpful "suggested checklist for summary-judgment practice."  Simmons v. Reichardt (PDF)
  • WV:  A couple attempts to have the state's med mal cap declared unconstitutional.  (J.D. Supra)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

Damages

  • NY:  Rotator cuff injury verdict:  $250K pain-and-suffering award; the case was complicated by legal malpractice and a preexisting shoulder injury.  (Hochfelder/New York Injury Cases Blog)

Miscellaneous

  • Ron Miller at The Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog has started his own roundup as part of a New Year's Resolution.  Here's a sample

Thanks to Gil Lenz for material this week.

--CJR

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