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Friday, May 28, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 78 (5/28/2010)

Note: The Roundup will take the summer off due to our varied and crazy travel schedules.  But, based on the recent survey, we know it's an important feature, and it will return just as soon as is feasible.  In the meantime, happy summer!

New Suits

  • Civil suits seek to go after creators and distributors of child pornography (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Deluge of lawsuits filed after removal of Hackensack police chief (
  • Gene Simmons sued for allegedly assaulting a makeup artist (AP via Google)


  • Suit brought by mom over a hospital's retention of her son's heart after his death dismissed by intermediate appellate court (
  • Appellate court finds that running a car in an enclosed garage isn't a sufficiently obvious risk to support granting a motion to dismiss pre-discovery (Overlawyered, and links and comments therein)

Policy, etc.

  • Preemption (or lack thereof) in the new motor vehicle safety bill (Point of Law)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Suit against Tom Brady & Gisele alleging that bodyguards shot at photographers dismissed for lack of jurisdiction (Reuters)


  • Woman describes the aftermath of an injury that made her speak with a foreign accent, including discussing mockery of her suit in the media (Washington Post)
  • Chinese drywall suits get class status (Miami Herald, more updates at The Pop Tort)


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Take the summer off? Is that legal?

Posted by: Eric T. | May 28, 2010 11:53:24 AM

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