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Around the web, September 5

  • Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, president-elect of NAAG, says he's not sure he's ever hired outside counsel on contingency and says colleagues should be "very, very careful" of doing so [Legal NewsLine]
  • More Bruning, discussing absence in Nebraska civil law of punitive damages as conventionally known elsewhere [same]
  • FDA's coil of conflict-of-interest rules are a good way to starve the agency of qualified outside advice [Henderson/Hooper, MI's Medical Progress Today]
  • Appropriations? Must be a job for judges: court-appointed receiver asks judge to seize $8 billion from California treasury for prison health programs [NY Times]
  • Premise of $11 million Philly verdict: ER docs should have ordered a CAT scan on 20-year-old woman complaining of headaches and numbness, then they'd have caught her rare brain cancer [Philadelphia Inquirer]
  • Oh, great, another call to sic trial lawyers on National Labor Relations Act infractions (but not the ones committed by unions) [Sirota, SF Chronicle]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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