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Around the web, September 30



  • Gigantic wave of investor litigation presumably on the way, but it's not easy to predict the degree of success it will have [NLJ]
  • Connecticut's state version of the EEOC, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, assailed as "hopelessly inept" and unable to follow own rules [Karen Lee Torre @ CLT; Daniel Schwartz]
  • Wanna bring plaintiffs from around the country to sue drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis in Illinois's cozy St. Clair County over antibiotic Ketek? Sure, c'mon down, judge says [Madison County Record, more]
  • State of New Jersey -- controversially represented by outside contingency-fee counsel Alan Kanner of Kanner & Whiteley of New Orleans and Bruce Nagel of Nagel Rice in Roseland, N.J. -- clears key hurdle in litigation demanding that ExxonMobil fork over huge sums for past pollution [NJLJ]
  • Why have those asbestos-in-cigarette-filters lawsuits faded from the news? Because Lorillard has been racking up defense verdicts [AmLaw Daily]
  • NYT's Adam Liptak may turn his much-noted "American Exception" series on law into a book [Obbie/LawBeat]

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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