Friday, April 22, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 101 (4/22/11)

It's the last day of classes here at the Charleston School of Law, and I am looking forward to summer as much as the students!

New Cases

  • McDonald's tries to dismiss "Happy Meal" lawsuit.  (Reuters)
  • One year after the Deepwater Horizon Spill, plaintiffs rush to beat the statute of limitations.  (WSJ Law Blog)
  • Even BP joins in, filing suit against Halliburton.  (WSJ Law Blog). 
  • Florida, however, chooses not to file suit.  (Sacramento Bee)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

Appeals

  • The Supreme Court heard oral argument in AEP v. Connecticut (the global warming case).  Point of Law collects links.  WSJ Law Blog recaps the oral argument.

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Tennessee lawmakers debate tort reform bill capping punitive damages.  (NPR)

Miscellaneous

  • Mass torts lawyer James Ferraro settles five year dispute with the widow of his former law partner.  (ABA Journal).
  • Curtis Milhaupt (my former Corporation's professor at Was U, now at Columbia) on Tokyo Electric's liability.  (Mass Torts Prof)

-SBS

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