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Southwestern Law School

Friday, May 13, 2011

Personal Injury Roundup No. 103 (5/13/11)

Apologies for the lack of a roundup last week -- the twin thrills of drafting finals and a faculty retreat got in the way.

New Cases

  • Defamation suit against Above the Law for suggesting an attorney had been accused of sexual assault multiple times rather than just once.  (
  • Another suit names the Vatican in sex abuse claims.  (NBC Chicago)
  • Chinese gymnast sues a wide range of people for her paralysis in the 1998 Goodwill Games.  (AP)
  • A mystery celebrity is being sued for allegedly exposing a partner to herpes.  (, and, just so we can link to it, TMZ.)

Trials, Settlements and Other Ends

  • Plaintiff hurt on the land of an abandoned amusement park now owns it.  Lucky (?) him.  (

Reform, Legislation, Policy

  • House committee approves legislation that would, in med mal cases, cap non-economic and punitive damages, allow collateral source evidence, and impose a sliding scale for attorneys' fees.  (



  • Not related to torts in any way, but this is, indeed, the greatest NYTimes correction of all time.  (Gothamist)
  • Only related to torts in that it has to do with correlation and causation, but it's funny.  (


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