Personal Injury Law: News and Blog Posts of Interest
Posted On: April 9, 2012
I hope you had a good Easter. Here are some personal injury stories/blog posts that I found of interest over the last week.
- Bob Kraft discusses the continued effort to introduce some sanity in the byzantine labyrinth personal injury lawyers face when trying to deal with Medicare liens. He summarizes the wisdom in passing a new law that simplifies the process: "[W]hen the Chamber of Commerce and the trial lawyers associations both agree on a proposed law it’s hard to think of an excuse not to pass it."
- Walter Olson reports on Overlawyered about the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to declare an unlawful McDonald’s practice of including a toy in its Happy Meals. I don't know if it is a good idea to put toys in Happy Meals. I know my kids like getting them, but maybe it is a bad idea to connect bad food and toys. But, not every bad idea should result in a lawsuit, right?
- Max Kennerly writes about defense medicine and what may be a new trend of doctors not blaming plaintiffs' medical malpractice lawyers for all that ails the health system. I have written about this a zillion times (here, here, here, here, and here, just to name a few).
- How to structure an appellate brief.
- GlaxoSmithKline is trying to pretend that it should be a citizen of Delaware. We all get it, Glaxo does not want to answer in its home jurisdiction and wants to pretend it is a citizen of Delaware because Delaware - all 500 square feet of it - would shoot its own citizens in the head to protect a corporation. Because corporations are people too, you know. I'm fine with their legal strategy although, really, they should be telling as few people about it as possible.