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Guest Post: New Liability for Sending Texts to Drivers

On March 3, 2014 By


No one disputes that texting and driving do not mix, but many still do exactly that.  They tend to justify their actions as they would a failure to floss after every meal, shrugging their shoulders and saying it is the wrong thing to do, but it is just too difficult […]

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Butt-Chugging Lawsuit?

On October 10, 2012 By

By now, many of you young readers have heard about the incident at the University of Tennessee where a member of the University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter was accused of “butt-chugging.” And for those of you who don’t know, you probably already have a suspicion of what this is. If you’re squeamish, you may […]

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No One Likes Kristen: What Should Kristen Saban Do?

On July 19, 2012 By

University of Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban, who has been hailed as one of college football’s great coaches, is in the news again.  And no, not over allegations of oversigning, oversigning again, using medical scholarships, or just generally being reviled by LSU fans […]

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The Supreme Court Takes on Big Pharma

On April 6, 2011 By

In a number of recent cases, the Supreme Court has taken on the pharmaceutical industry, resulting in decisions with important implications for plaintiffs, drug manufacturers, and Americans who purchase pharmaceutical drugs.

On February 22, the Court held in Bruesewitz et al. v. Wyeth Inc. that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, […]

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Cheering Chill in Wisconsin?

On January 28, 2009 By

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in Noffke v. Bakke, ruled that high school cheerleaders qualify for civil liability restriction under state law. The court’s ruling, apparently a first in the United States, was handed down in a suit by a cheerleader (Noffke) alleging negligence against her spotter (Bakke), who failed to catch […]

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