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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, January 28, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 92 (1/28/11)

New Suits

  • Parents of a California woman killed in a gas line explosion filed suit against the pipe owner for negligence and wrongful death.  (Huff Post)
  • Madoff victims sued the SEC for negligence.  (Detroit News)


  • Ninth Circuit finds state law duty-to-warn claims are not preempted in generic drug suit.  (FDA Law Blog, Drug & Device)
  • Fifth Circuit rejects Katrina class action settlement.  (Civ Pro Profs)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Wisconsin legislature passes bill limiting punitive damages and pain-and-suffering damages in certain cases.   The Governor is expected to sign the bill.  (Journal Sentinel)
  • New York considers bill to ban e-cigarettes. (AP/WSJ)
  • The federal Tax and Trade Bureau is considering a proposal to require nutritional information on alcohol labels. (AP)
  • Following President Obama's State of the Union, Democrats propose limited tort reform.  (The Hill)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • As the Northeast digs out from another storm, you can enjoy "Snowbird Can't Escape The Statute of Limitations She Left Behind" at Drug & Device.
  • Federal judge in New York dismisses tobacco medical monitoring case.  (Mass Tort Profs)



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