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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Friday, May 29, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 38 (5/29/08)

On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary conquered Mt. Everest.   On to this week's news in the world of torts:

Reform, Legislation, Policy

New Lawsuits

  • Connecticut law firm sues Google over sale of firm name as ad-word.  (Am Law Daily, CT Law Tribune
  • Photographer sues Chris Brown over alleged assault.  (TMZ)
  • Three more suits concerning the antibiotic Levaquin filed in New Jersey; cases are being considered for mass tort status.  (About Lawsuits)
  • Realtors sue CSI writer for defamation.  (Turley)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Florida librarian voluntarily dismissesnegligence suit against Facebook for its alleged failure to protect users from viruses.  (CNET)
  • Lawyer opposes Nigerian settlement with Pfizer.  (Mass Torts Profs)
  • NY Appellate Division stays malpractice action against Greenberg Traurig.  (ABA Journal)
  • Absent a weekend settlement, jury selection will begin Tuesday in Alien Tort Claims Act case against Royal Dutch/Shell.  (NY Law Journal/



  • Oklahoma Supreme Court holds that Walgreen worker can sue employer's worker's
    comp insurer for bad faith (Business Ins)
  • NY Appellate Division finds expert skier assumed risk.  (Overlawyered)  But same court finds bicycling is leisure activity (not a sport) and therefore  assumption-of-the-risk does not apply.  (NY Law Journal/

 - SBS

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