Friday, May 20, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 104 (5/20/11)

New Cases

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • DOJ taps Sheila Birnbaum to administer the fund for ground zero workers. (Bloomberg Bus Week, Huff Post)
  • Judge's impartiality questioned in $322 million asbestos verdict in Mississippi.  (Overlawyered)

Damages

  • Bratz manufacturer MGA seeks $177 million on punitive damages from rival Mattel.  (AmLaw Daily)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Med Mal reform bill passes House committee, but passage by full Congress unlikely. (CT Mirror)
  • NC works on workers-comp reform.  (PR Newswire)
  • TN Senate passes cap on non-economic damages. (Nashville City Paper)

Miscellaneous

  • As we work on our summer projects, Opinio Juris features posts by the Outgoing Exective Articles Editor of the Chicago Law Review about the law review submission process.

--SBS

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For more on Rakosfky v. The Internet go here. Go here for a long list of posts on the case.

For a critical comment on the selection of Sheila Birnbaum to administer the fund for ground zero workers go here.

Posted by: Prof. Alberto Bernabe | May 20, 2011 6:04:27 AM

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