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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, December 19, 2008

Personal Injury Roundup No. 19 (12/19/08)

Note: There will be no roundup for the next two weeks.  We'll return with the roundups on January 9.  Posting will otherwise continue, though perhaps sporadically, over the break.

Last week, Chris wrote from amidst Blue Books.  This week, I'm in the same situation...

Reform, Legislation, Policy

New Lawsuits

  • Brawl -- literally -- over class action [].
  • Strange things afoot at the IHOP: suit against NFL players for fight in pancake place's parking lot [Deadspin].
  • ...and a domestic violence tort suit against a Padres outfielder [SignOnSanDiego, Deadspin].
  • Overserving allegedly caused husband to beat wife [Chicago Tribune].

Trials, Settlements & Other Ends

  • Exam-like facts: University of Vermont settled a lawsuit for wrongful death brought by widow of man killed in car crash with driver who fell asleep; driver had been (allegedly negligently) allowed to drive home after receiving clinical trial drugs [Burlington Free Press].
  • Tennessee excessive force tort suit settled; same cop had earlier suit settled in different Tennessee town [MSNBC].
  • Dennis Quaid & wife settle suit against hospital over kids' overdose [Injury Board].
  • Makers of Airborne settle deceptive advertising suit [MSNBC].



  • Feel free to become a Facebook fan of The Tippling Badger, a fictional bar that was featured in my Torts exam this semester.

Thanks to Ron Miller for tips.

Happy holidays, everyone!



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