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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, August 28, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 48 (8/28/09)

We just finished our first full week of classes here at Charleston.  Here's what happened this week in torts:

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Health reform debate continues to percolate.  (WaPo, AP, ABC News Political Punch)
  • Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) takes on Medicare Part D drug program.  (NYT)
  • As required by statute, FDA creates the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee and is requesting nominations for members.  (FDA Law Blog)


  • Federal judge grants Daubert motion and excludes plaintiff's expert in Bausch & Lomb ReNu MDL. (Drug & Device
  • Another federal judge excludes the plaintiff's causation expert in Viagra MDL.  (Mass Tort Defense, Mass Tort Profs)

New Lawsuits

  • A coach and an aide have filed separate lawsuits over the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys training facility back in May.  (AP, Dallas Morning News)
  • Unmasked blogger plans to sue Google for complying with a court order to reveal her identity in the "Skanks in NYC" defamation suit.  (CNN, ABA Journal, Concurring Op)
  • Two Pennsylvania women sue over pitt bull attacks.  (Sun News)
  • Yaz blood-clot lawsuit filed in Illinois.  (About Lawsuits)
  • Mother-in-law sues comedienne for defamation based on daughter-in-law's jokes, and keeping it all in the family, the lawyer/husband/son is representing his comedienne wife.  (WSJ Law Blog, ABA Journal)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Beck & Herrmann collect Zyprexa andAredia-Zometa summary judgment rulings.  (Drug & Device)
  • Federal judge dismisses Trasyol class action.  (Mass Tort Defense)
  • $1.3M verdict in Maryland med-mal case.  (About Lawsuits)


  • Pennsylvania appellate court rejects assumption-of-the-risk defense for golfer struck by ball. (Point of Law)


  •  LA jury awards $13.8 million punitive damages in tobacco case retrial.  (Cal Punitive Damages)


  •  Wall Street Journal article on the Alien Tort Claims Act. (WSJ)


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