Friday, January 21, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 91 (1/21/11)

I'm starting to prep this roundup under the threat of yet another snow day.  Oi.

New Suits, Trials

  •  Airplane stowaway's family sues, alleging faulty security allowed the teen to get past security and into an airplane's landing gear (from which he fell to his death).  [TortsProf]
  • Fourth Fosamax trial begins.  [AboutLawsuits.com]
  • Lawsuit looks likely by family of elderly NYC woman who died while waiting for an ambulance during the snowstorm there.  [WAMC]
  • Wisconsin suit over a parking garage collapsed filed in time to beat damages caps.  [Fox6Now.com]

Appeals

  • Argument heard by the Supreme Court on Anti-Injunction Act case involving a federal trial judge, who had already denied class certification, enjoining a state class action.  [SCOTUSblog, transcript at the Supreme Court's website]
  • Dismissal of pro se suit against the Kardashians, alleging that their reality TV show caused extreme emotional distress, affirmed.  [Reuters, which evidently doesn't have anything better to do with their time]

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  •  Drug & Device Law Blog continues its discussion of whether the learned intermediary rule should have an exception for drugs that are marketed directly to consumers.  [Drug & Device Law Blog]

Settlements

  • Tainted spinach lawsuit settled after trial started.  [KSBW.com]

--BC

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