Thursday, February 26, 2015
Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules. Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist discovery on the grounds that the request is not "proportional" to "the needs of the case."
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
There are a number of terrific practitioner blogs all over the country. Some of my favorites:
Maryland: Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (Ron Miller)
Pennsylvania: Tort Talk (Daniel Cummins)
Litigation and Trial (Max Kennerly)
Drug & Device Law (Jim Beck)
Tennessee: Day on Torts (John Day)
D.C.: Center for Class Action Fairness (Ted Frank)
Texas: Austin Personal Injury Blog (Perlmutter & Schuelke)
New York seems to have an especially healthy crop:
New York Personal Injury Law Blog (Eric Turkewitz)
New York Injury Cases Blog (John Hochfelder)
The New York Medical Malpractice Blog (Andy Barovick)
Now Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra have launched a blog with squibs from all New York products cases (state and federal) from 2002 on. The link is here.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement. He's not in favor:
We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about them. Class actions serve an essential function in our legal system by empowering claimants in mass disputes, and I reject the knee-jerk criticisms of class actions that I hear too often. But when the class action tool is exploited by defendants to buy peace on the cheap, and when class members are harmed by the alignment of interests between defendants and class counsel, I feel the need to speak up.
Read the full piece here.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I'm in the middle of teaching damages, and that reminded me of an excellent resource. If you have never checked out John Hochfelder's New York Injury Cases Blog, it's worth your time. John's entire focus is on covering pain and suffering verdicts in significant detail. He examines not only the legal angles, but the medical issues as well.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Over at New York Personal Injury Law Blog, Eric Turkewitz has a series on perjury in PI cases: post 1, post 2, post 3. There have been stories in the past about fraud by plaintiffs; this series is about fraud on behalf of defendants.