Liability roundup

  • Preview of testimony from Dr. Robert Taub, formerly of Columbia U., in upcoming asbestos-referral corruption trial of former New York assembly speaker Sheldon Silver [NY Post]
  • Class action procedure: “Big Changes to Rule 23 in 2018? Be Sure to Weigh In Now” [Paul Karlsgodt, Andrew Trask]
  • In case it wasn’t clear already — but Overlawyered readers knew, didn’t they? — the aunt who sued her nephew wasn’t really upset with her young relative, she was trying to get at insurance money [New Jersey Civil Justice Institute]
  • “Judge’s Solution To Lead-Paint Problem May Be A Public Nuisance Itself” [Daniel Fisher]
  • “Randy Maniloff: Lawyers want to force teams to use ‘foul pole to foul pole’ netting to protect fans from injury” [W$J, earlier]
  • House passes bill to re-toughen Rule 11 sanctions, prospects for getting past White House uncertain [Rep. Lamar Smith press release, Texans for Lawsuit Reform on Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act]
  • Denver: “a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry” [Greenfield Reporter]

One Comment

  • The only reason I feel slightly conflicted about the foul-ball cases is that I remain convinced that Stone v. Bolton / Bolton v. Stone was wrongly decided on the facts. The proper result would have been to find the club liable, but not require grounds changes.

    None of those concerns really apply in the baseball cases, though I would find for the plaintiffs if and only if the stadium is in any way publicly funded, because, um, er, unclean hands cause improper grip.

    Hypo: what if 25m smallbore target shooting were to become a major spectator sport, and hired Roger Goodell as commissioner?