August 28 roundup

  • EPA considers petition to ban lead sporting ammunition and fishing sinkers [National Shooting Sports Federation via Zincavage]
  • Claremont-McKenna economist Eric Helland, known for his work on litigation policy, joins the group blog Truth on the Market;
  • European Union expresses concern about provisions of Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act [Sidley Austin, PDF letter courtesy Learning Resources]
  • Michigan judge rules two waitresses can proceed with weight discrimination claim against Hooters [WSJ Law Blog, earlier]
  • San Francisco prosecutors charge former MoFo partner and wife with misappropriating nearly $400,000 from funds earmarked for autistic son’s services [The Recorder]
  • When litigants demand to depose the opponent’s CEO [Ted at PoL]
  • Wal-Mart seeks Supreme Court review of billion-dollar job-bias class action [Ohio Employer’s Law]
  • If you want to hire a home attendant to keep grandma from needing a nursing home, better hope you’re not in California [five years ago on Overlawyered]


  • From the first link: “There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.”


  • Looks like we won that one. The EPA has dropped the attempt.

    Don’t want to get complacent, though.

  • Links on yesterday’s EPA decision: AP, U.S. News. Also see: John McCormack, Weekly Standard.

  • If only we could get the gun lobby to work CPSIA. What ever happened about the mountain bikes?