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Friday, August 21, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 47 (8/21/09)

It finally feels like summer in western Massachusetts, and yet here we are finishing up 1L orientation, with classes starting next week!  I've got to get to school for the orientation picnic, so it'll be a little briefer than usual...

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Mandatory reporting of medical errors?  (TortsProf)
  • Regulation through litigation in the context of chicken houses (Washington Post)
  • An overview of assumption of risk in baseball (Point of Law)
  • Tort issues as part of health care reform (Daily DishFollowupNevada Appeal, many other places -- a sampling here)
  • Indiana teachers now have immunity from suit for some classroom activities (WIBC)

New Lawsuits

  • Eric Turkewitz contemplates various suits arising (or potentially arising) from Michael Jackson's death (NY Personal Injury Law Blog
  • Defamation suit filed, and dropped the same day, against "Skanks of New York" blogger (TG Daily
  • New details in suit against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (KDKA)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Lilly to pay $22.5M to settle West Virginia's marketing claims regarding Zyprexa (CNN)


  • $6M in trial over misdiagnosis of infant's infection (AboutLawsuits)


  • AkinMears (mesothelioma lawyers) among remaining advertisers on Glenn Beck (Gawker
  • Fraud in pesticide lawsuits (WSJ
  • TortsProf guest blogger Monday starts, well, Monday with Jeffrey O'Connell (UVa) (TortsProf)


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