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Around the web, January 6



  • Professor Bainbridge weighs in on yesterday's post on securities litigation. [Bainbridge]
  • Fifth Circuit rejects questionable Katrina class action settlement. [Beck; In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litig.]
  • $950/hour law professor vouches for Ken Feinberg's ethics; plaintiffs' lawyers complain that BP is using the same tactic plaintiffs' lawyers regularly use to prove their own ethics. [AP/law.com]
  • Damned if you, damned if you don't. Fox News doesn't hit the sweet spot between too much and not enough discipline to enforce hostile-environment policies, and gets with a lawsuit by white news anchor who was fired after using the N-word; the lawsuit has survived a motion to dismiss in the E.D. Pa. [On Point]
  • Compassion and humanity, or just bad judgment? The case of Sonia Sotomayor. [Epstein @ Ricochet]
  • Does educational affirmative action have adverse effects on minority representation in white-collar careers? [Heriot @ Fed Soc]
  • Most ridiculous lawsuits of 2010 winners. [ILR]
  • Lawsuits meant to silence critics. [Overlawyered]

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