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Friday, September 11, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 50 (9/11/09)

My kids finally started school this week, so -- after three weeks teaching -- it finally actually feels like fall here.

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • The "uneasy case" for products liability (SSRN
  • Obama's speech makes limited reform suggestions (Washington Post, Overlawyered has more and links)
  • Point of Law has a roundup of objections to the nomination of David Michaels to head OSHA (Point of Law).  (As an aside, I'm not sure that Michaels, or his organization, are categorically opposed to Daubert, at least conceptually.)

New Lawsuits

  • Wrongful death suit blames death on casino CEO's "hedonistic" lifestyle (On Point Legal News
  • Possible problems with a wrongful death suit based on Michael Jackson's death, from noted legal analyst (TMZ)
  • New (Canadian) lawsuit based on injuries at a rap show (The Boom Box) 
  • Roethlisberge's accuser says she'll drop the suit if he admits guilt; he refuses (Newsday)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Not an end, but a timeout for the jury in first Fosamax trial (CNN)
  • Lawyers allege that Toyota hid evidence, suits should be reopened (SE Texas Record)


  • $13.8 million in punitive damages for smoker's daughter (AP)


  • On Monday, prolific scholar Tony Sebok will be our guest blogger (TortsProf)
  • Are you reading ProfHacker?  You should be.  (ProfHacker)


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