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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, March 18, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 97 (3/18/11)

New Cases

  • Guatamalans who were deliberately infected with syphilis in the 1940s file class action against U.S. government under Alien Tort Statute. (MSNBC/AP, WSJ Law Blog)


Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Movie theater owners fight calorie disclosure rules for movie menus.  (WaPo)
  • California punitive damages bill fails to pass out of committee.  (Cal Punitive Damages)
  • Florida Senate passes bill allowing evidence of everyone who contributed to accident in "crashworthiness" cases against manufacturers.  (Naples News)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • In honor of spring training, two baseball items:
    • Kansas City Royals not liable for hot dog flung at plaintiff during game. (Overlawyered)
    • MLB Umpire injured by foul ball wins $775k in products suit against manufacturer of face mask. (BLT)


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