- NHTSA finally admits that driver error is the reason behind sudden acceleration to date. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Koua Fong Lee, who killed two people when he drove his Toyota into an Oldsmobile at 70-90 mph, released from prison after blaming Toyota for his accident. [OL roundup; WaPo; see also O'Rourke quoted at Atlantic]
- FASB resuscitates its horrible "Please disclose your litigation strategy and internal litigation estimates in your public filings so the other side knows how much to demand from you in settlement and can ensure that you pay even more if it goes to a jury trial" proposal. This really isn't getting enough attention. [Cal Biz Lit; Beck]
- Eleventh Circuit adopts common-sense approach to removal jurisdiction. That's an improvement over its previous contrary-to-logic approach. [Drug & Device Law; Roe v. Michelin N. Am., Inc.]
- Hearing ordered over Napoli Bern overcharging its clients in 9/11 litigation. [NYLJ]
- FTC gets the right to manage design of Intel's new chips. (Disclosure: I briefly represented AMD as they were preparing their ultimately successful litigation against Intel, so I can't really speak about this case to the degree I wish to.) [Wright]
- Oil-spill MDL assigned to former trial-lawyer judge in New Orleans. [WSJ]
- iPhone evidence saves defendant from false rape charge. [Turley]
Around the web, August 12
- $2.7 billion nanny-state regulation
- Behind the paywall
- Event video featuring Kenneth R. Feinberg: Is America's legal system broken?
- SCOTUS Grants 5.5-Hour Oral Argument on Constitutionality of PPACA: What to Expect
- Obamacare SCOTUS-bound?
- Bluetooth ripples: Collado v. Toyota
- Around the web, August 15
- Zero for Ground Zero worker
- Around the web, August 11
- Around the web, July 27
- Roundup, July 18
- Insurers and Toyota sudden acceleration
- What media bias?
- Alien Tort Claims Act: Kiobel cert petition
- Out-of-state Toyota economic loss class action plaintiffs can't borrow California law