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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Personal Injury Roundup No. 16 (11/21/08)

One scheduling note: there will be no Roundup next Friday; happy Thanksgiving! 

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Massachusetts doctors say they're practicing defensive medicine out of fear of lawsuits []
  • Allegations of misconduct against FDA scientists [NYT]

New Lawsuits

Trials, Settlements & Other Ends

  • A look back, ten years after the tobacco settlement [NPR, Point of Law]
  • Arkansas prof's defamation suit against his students dropped [TaxProf]



  • $12.9 million Accutane verdict [Press release]
  • $2.5 million against Imperial Klans of America [Tort Deform]
  • Someone who apparently stars in an MTV show liable for $5,000 in compensatory damages and $15,000 in punitive damages for an incident with a tow truck driver [E! Online]


Thanks for reading, and again, happy Thanksgiving!


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