Friday, February 18, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 94 (2/18/11)

Sorry for the break last week, but we're back.  And I'm off to run the Austin Half Marathon on Sunday.  Think good thoughts!

New Cases

  • Suit brought against Disney for burn from nacho cheese.  (TortsProf)

Appeals

  • $42M verdict against fen-phen lawyers, accused of fraud, vacated.  (Courier Journal)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Arizona finds a way to go after undocumented people and punitive damages simultaneously -- denying the former the opportunity to recover the latter.  (East Valley Tribune)
  • A more traditional punitives cap proceeds in South Carolina.  (Claims Journal)
  • Drug & Device Law Blog thinks about compliance presumptions. (Drug & Device Law Blog; see also my post at Point of Law five years ago)
  • Walter Olson's book, critical of law schools' role in many legal developments, is out, and he's doing a bunch of readings.  (Overlawyered)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

Miscellaneous

  • My friend David Robertson, who has provided invaluable help and advice in my teaching career, was featured in our Torts Masters series this week.  (TortsProf)

--BC

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