- In the $550 million Goldman case, "the SEC got a big payday in what would have been seen as a strike suit had it been a private securities class action lawyer." [Ribstein]
- Good news: the Eleventh Circuit starts peeling back its appalling Lowery decision on federal removal jurisdiction. [Pretka v. Kolter City Plaza II, Inc.; WLF; Appellate Strategist; White & Case press release; Earlier @ Fed Soc]
- Seventh Circuit: expert testimony supporting class certification must meet Daubert standards. [American Honda Motor Co. v. Allen; Hassen; Wachert; Sachse; Couch; WLF; Chamblee Burch]
- Forbes discusses issues with the $20B BP fund and likely litigation. [Forbes]
- New blog on Obamacare litigation. [ACA Litigation Blog]
- The effect of "diversity" standards in college admissions can be worth as much as 450 points on the SAT. I'm curious: why don't we ever see "disparate impact" cases when there's actually a racially-motivated disparate impact? [Minding the Campus]
- Betcha you didn't know that "neo-conservatives" were responsible for people thinking that the ludicrous McDonald's coffee case was ludicrous. The scary thing is that torts students are ever taught otherwise. [TortsProf]
Around the web, July 19
- Obamacare Debate Complete: The participant with the most compelling argument was...
- Prospective injunctive relief class actions and McNair v. Synapse Group Inc.
- Third Circuit argument in Dewey v. Volkswagen
- Coming next week: featured discussion on PPACA
- Stella Liebeck anniversary
- Cobell v. Salazar oral argument in DC Circuit
- Hot coffee can cause burns at home, too
- Sixth Circuit brief in Pampers Dry Max class action
- Event video featuring Kenneth R. Feinberg: Is America's legal system broken?
- CJD still lying about hot coffee
- EEOC: discrimination against criminals is illegal
- Frankel on Baer race quota orders
- Dahlia Lithwick does it again
- Proposed HUD regulation: no discriminatory intent needed to violate Fair Housing Act