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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, January 15, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 62 (1/15/2010)

Apologies for the delay; more students showed up than I expected!

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Waivers as risk management (SSRN)
  • Causation in asbestos cases (Legal Theory Blog)
  • Tort reform is central to Schwarzenegger's policy goals (Legal News Line
  • Georgia legislature ready to try, try again if reform measures held unconstitutional (Atlanta Business Journal
  • Missouri Supreme Court reviewing that state's reforms (KRCG)

New Lawsuits

  • Well, a look at a new lawsuit anyway, in the form of the defamation suit against some Kardashian or other (Writ
  • Family of murdered toddler sues killer, state (Honolulu Advertiser)
  • Family of doctor who died after being tasered is suing Taser International (Phoenix New Times)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Settlement in suit against Whole Foods and others for crash, though punitives may remain; allegation is that Whole Foods brought trucking in-house without knowing how to do it well (
  • California Supreme Court denies tobacco suit appeal from $2.85 million award (SFGate)
  • Punitive damages reversed in secret videotaping case (where the tape was of Michael Jackson) (

Happy new year, everyone!


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