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.
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.
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."