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Around the web, October 16

  • Judge Weinstein says racial differences in life expectancy should have no place in calculations of damages, seems fair enough if applied across the board [NYLJ]
  • Reasons for worry at the direction the American Law Institute is taking on batch litigation of personal injury cases [Beck and Herrmann]
  • Another unintended consequence of bailout: lenders slow their workout negotiations with distressed borrowers [Zywicki @ Volokh]
  • GOP opinions on which state attorney general contests are close [Rizo, Legal NewsLine via Genova]
  • Don't call it "nationalization", please, it isn't that [Simon Jenkins via Carter at NAM ShopFloor, and again]
  • Coughlin Stoia: no fair cutting us out of the backdating class action by settling with another plaintiff [NLJ]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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