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!
- 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
- Medtronic preemption win in Minnesota. (Drug & Device)
- Plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss "beef suit" against Taco Bell. (WSJ Law Blog, ABA Journal)
- 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)
- 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)
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