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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Friday, March 25, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 98 (3/25/11)

New Cases

  • Neither incident has yet resulted in litigation, but probably will; two deaths on amusement rides last weekend.  I'm covering them at
  • Suit alleges casino bus driver fell asleep, resulting in crash that killed fifteen.  (USA Today, and an interesting but only tangetially related story in the New York Times)
  • Suit alleges injuries in fall resulted from shoes materials sticking together.  (Sun Times)
  • Teacher threatens student with defamation suit for complaining about her grades.  (


  • Court reinstates cheerleader's lawsuit alleging negligence resulting in her injury at cheerleading camp.  (Chicago Tribune)
  • Indiana appellate court considering claim of woman suing Carnival Cruises for having boats go too fast.  (USA Today via Overlawyered)
  • Preview of important FELA Supreme Court argument.  (SCOTUS blog)

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • Government launches web portal for reporting produces perceived to be dangerous.  (

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Lawsuit over post-Katrina deaths in a hospital settles during jury selection.  (Pro Publica)



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