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Friday, November 5, 2010

Personal Injury Roundup No. 85 - November 5, 2010

Apologies for the break in the Roundup.

From New England, where I'm dealing with an ear infection (and now understanding why my kids wailed like someone was jabbing them with a sharp stick when they had ear infections):

New Suits

  • Bedbugs lead to lawsuits lead to bad publicity.  (Crain's New York)
  • Suit claims Toyota required silence as condition of buying back cars with alleged unintended acceleration issues.  (
  • Medical care provider sued in claim it failed to prevent prison suicide.  (Yakima Herald)
  • Major liability predicted in death of Notre Dame videographer.  (Forbes/SportsMoney)


  • Starbucks prevails in hot-tea double-cupping lawsuit.  (Reuters)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • NY Times opines against money in judicial elections.  (New York Times)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Delaware county settles wrongful shooting case with victim's roommate.  (Star News Online)


  • Johan Santana seeks dismissal of sexual assault lawsuit brought by anonymous plaintiff. (ESPN New York)
  • Happy 1,000th post to friend-of-Torts-Prof Eric Turkewitz!  (Even if he still could use a shorter blog name; might I suggest "Eugene"?)  (New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog)
  • We'd like your nominations for senior TortsProfs from whom we can get inspiration.  (TortsProf)


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