February 27 roundup

  • Arguments Merck won’t be allowed to make in Madison County Vioxx trial. [Point of Law]
  • First Chicago foie gras fines. [Bainbridge]
  • Sometimes med-mal plaintiffs deserve to win. [Times-Herald via Kevin MD]
  • Curious about the Leonard Peltier pardon-seeking underlying the Geffen-Clinton-Obama split? (And where does Obama stand on pardoning Peltier?) [NPPA; TPM Cafe]
  • The polite rejection letter [Parloff]
  • Judge Jack to speak at Cardozo March 27. [Point of Law]

2 Comments

  • On the med-mal,
    When negligence on the part of the doctor is questionable at best, it’s in the millions of dollars, but when the doctors screw up horribly multiple times in succession, it isn’t even six figures.

  • “when the doctors screw up horribly multiple times in succession, it isn’t even six figures.”

    While it may seem that way, it’s not always the case. In the court I work in we had an egregious birthing case that left the baby dead and the mother retarded and blind. (Lack of oxygen during the birth.) After the plaintiff’s presented proofs the parties settled for 12 million.