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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, May 21, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 77 (5/21/10)

New Suits

  • Kirkland & Ellis will represent BP in oil-spill cases.  (ABA Journal)
  • A DE physician is facing hundreds of tort and criminal actions based on molesting his patients.  Widener Law Dean Linda Ammons wrote a report to the governor detailing the incidents.  (Delaware Online; Bernabe/Torts)
  • Family of MI child killed in raid sues police.  (


  • 4th Cir:  Trial judge erred in cutting a p.i. lawyer's fee from $6M to $600,000.  (ABA Journal)
  • NY:  Med mal failure to monitor for lupus award vacated; new trial ordered.  (Hochfelder)
  • Federal Circuit affirms dismissal of vaccine-autism claims.  (Copland/Point of Law)


  • NY:  $5M pain-and-suffering verdict for AA back injury modified to $800,000.  (Hochfelder)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Fort Worth agrees to pay $2M in damages for Taser death.  (
  • Judge rules against plaintiffs in "backyard smoking" case.  (


  • VT disputes report critical of its response time in 2007 shootings.  (


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