Friday, April 24, 2009
As the semester winds down, tort law rolls on...
Reform, Legislation, Policy
- Nevada Supreme Court, citing a large backlog, arranges for retired judges to help settle med mal cases. (Las Vegas Business Press)
- Provisions of a Colorado bill that would have eased caps on med mal damages are removed. (Denver Business Journal)
- Nevada Assembly passes bill that would lift the cap for non-economic damages in med mal cases for gross negligence. (Las Vegas Sun)
- Public Citizen releases report ranking how state medical boards discipline physicians. (Public Citizen, via The Pop Tort)
- Tennessee bill to cap damages in nursing home cases appears dead. (The Pop Tort)
Trials, Settlements & Other Ends
- Trial judge upholds $416,500 jury award to former model in med mal case against her former doctor, who was treating her for depression when the two engaged in a sexual relationship. The jury found plaintiff-former model to be 25% at fault. (New York Law Journal, Newsday)
- Libel suit against Sasha Baron Cohen and Da Ali G Show dismissed. (The AmLaw Daily)
- Can podiatrists testify about causation for foot injuries? The Virginia Supreme Court decided to hear the appeal this week. (VLW Blog)
- Beck & Hermann thoroughly analyze the trend in PA law regarding the divide between negligence and strict liability. (Drug & Device Law)
Thanks to Sheila for content this week.