Friday, July 29, 2011

Culhane on the NFL Concussion Suit

My Widener colleague John Culhane has published his analysis of the NFL concussion suit, "Concussions and Cigarettes," in Slate.

--CJR

July 29, 2011 in Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TX: Four Loko Stroke Case Filed

A Texas man has filed products case against the manufacturer of Four Loko, alleging that the combination energy drink/alcoholic beverage caused him to suffer a stroke.  He seeks $75,000 in compensatory damages, as well as punies.  AboutLawsuits.com has the story.

--CJR

July 27, 2011 in Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Products Liability | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Case Study on Impact of Tort Reform in Mississippi

Mark Behrens (Shook, Hardy) has just published Medical Liability Reform:  A Case Study of Mississippi, 118:2 Obstetrics & Gynecology 335 (Aug. 2011).  The article examines the impact of tort reform in Mississippi on physicians, particularly ob-gyns, insured by the Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM), the leading medical liability insurer in the state. The article compares the number of tort suits against these physicians by year from 1986 to 2010.  The article concludes that "Mississippi's tort reform laws were associated with a steep drop in lawsuits against MACM-insured physicians."

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- SBS

July 25, 2011 in Current Affairs, Legislation, Reforms, & Political News, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)