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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, September 17, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 80 (9/17/10)

New Suits

  • Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana announced her intent to file suit against Mel for battery, emotional distress and defamation. (TMZ).
  • Florida state court judge sues for medical malpractive for sponge left in his abdomen after surgery.  (Miami Herald)
  • Michael Jackson's mom sues concert promoter for wrongful death.  (Turkewitz)


  • Second Circuit reverses Judge Weinstein's class certification in the Zyprexa litigation.   The Court also vacated his denial of summary judgment.  (Court's opinion, Point of Law).
  • Sixth Circuit vacates jury award in welding rod case based on errnoneous Daubert ruling. (Mass Tort DefenseCourt's opinion)
  • Ninth Circuit affirms Alien Tort Claims Act verdict in favor of Chevron.  (Court's opinion, Torts/Bernabe)
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court adoptes "apparent manufacturer" doctrine. (Bernabe)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • The costs of defensive medicine?  Philadelphia Inquirer and BNET take a look.
  • Federal magistrate judge concludes that Texas's medical malpractice caps are constitutional.  (Texas Tribune)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010, which strengthens criminal penalties for food safety violators.  (FDA Law Blog)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • $1.1 M jury award in Baltimore medical malpractice case.  (About Lawsuits)
  • $5.8 M alienation of affection award in North Carolina. (WNCT)


  • Podcast on California's medical malpractice laws.  (Bernabe)


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Thanks for keeping the PI Round-Up alive.

By the way, is this the first PI Round-Up cite to TMZ?

Posted by: Brooks Schuelke | Sep 22, 2010 3:33:31 PM

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