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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, November 6, 2009

Personal Injury Roundup No. 57 (11/6/09)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • San Franciso City Attorney does FDA's job? Kellogg's withdraws "immunity banner" from sugary cereals following letter demand from City Attorney.  (TortsProf, The Atlantic).
  • Senators Graham and Chambliss propose "loser pays" rule.  (Torts Prof, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Pop Tort)
  • Health care reform bills include sunshine provisions regarding relationships between doctors and drug companies.  (NY Times)
  • FDA issues draft guidance on what constitutes a tobacco product "ingredient." (FDA Law Blog)

New Lawsuits

  • Robber can sue store he robbed for injuries sustained in robbery.  (CBS Crimesider, MSNBC/AP)
  • Family of Connecticut woman injured by neighbor's chimp seek permission to sue state.  (BBC)
  • Parents of deceased college sophomore sue for Clark Atlanta University for lack of security.  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • Family of Texas student files suit against fraternity for hazing that allegedly caused son's death.  (Fox Houston)
  • Chicago deli sued over turkey sandwich.  (Jonathan Turley)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Radio station liable in "Hold your Wee for a Wii" contest.  (Injured)
  • Jury awards $2.5 million in Baltimore lead paint case.  (Bernabe)


  • IL Supreme Court on subsequent remedial measures.  (TortsProf)
  • Texas Supreme Court on damages in legal malpractices actions.  (Day on Torts)
  • Florida appellate court reverses accutane verdict for lack of causation evidence.  (Mass Tort Defense)




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