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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 93 (2/4/11)

Appeals

  • NY:  Court affirms $3M for 11 months of pre-death pain and suffering in med mal case.  (Hochfelder/New York Injury Cases Blog)
  • Virginia AG Cuccinelli will request expedited review of the health care constitutionality dispute straight to the USSC.  (VLW Blog)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Ted Frank is skeptical of Obama's intent on med mal reform.  (Washington Examiner)
  • Democrats cool to Obama's willingness to reform med mal.  (Boston.com)
  • MT:  A bill to "freeze and codify statutes" on landowner liability to trespassers was discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.  Mark Behrens of ATRA testified for the bill, calling it needed in light of American Law Institute recommendations.  The Committee took no action.  (The Bismarck Tribune)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • NY:  $3M jury verdict against doctor for injuries a girl suffered in childbirth nearly 18 years ago.  (Glen Falls Post-Star)
  • A federal judge has ruled that Ken Feinberg can't claim neutrality or tell claimants they don't need lawyers in resolving BP oil spill claims.  (ABA Journal

Miscellaneous

  • Ron Miller on Frivolous Malpractice Suits (The Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog)
  • Victor Schwartz is interviewed at TortsProf.
  • Alberto Bernabe on NY's assumption of risk golf case.  (Torts)
  • John Culhane on a potential class action against the NFL for brain injuries.  (Slate)

--CJR

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