- Tenth Circuit affirms exclusion of junk-science expert in unreported opinion. [Graves v. Mazda Motor Corp. via ABA Litigation News]
- Taco Bell aggressively defends against consumer-fraud suit; Chevron files RICO suit over trial lawyer fraud. On the other hand, Illinois Central RR's battle against asbestos fraud perhaps more expensive than simply accepting victimization—but only if one doesn't consider the deterrent effect. [Bulletproof Blog; AP/law.com; WSJ Law Blog; LNL]
- MGA Entertainment sues Mattel, alleging a strategy to "litigate MGA to death." One sympathizes, but the Supreme Court has pretty much all but ruled out antitrust liability for overaggressive litigation. [CNBC via ABAJ]
- Dan Snyder sues Washington City Paper and its owner over negative story. But why is the Simon Wiesenthal Center getting involved? [WaPo; WaPo]
- Chamber of Commerce recognizes that Obama executive order on outdated/burdensome regulation doesn't apply to much of the regulatory state. [WSJ ($)]
- Racist and violent rhetoric at a political rally, but it was Common Cause, rather than the Tea Party, so don't expect mainstream media coverage. [WSJ; Jennifer Rubin]
- Bill Childs is looking for examples of usage of historians as experts. [Torts Prof]
Around the web, February 5
- Judge orders end to trial reservation system in Madison County asbestos docket
- How much is the Bluetooth settlement injunction worth?
- Regulators at cross-purposes
- Around the web, March 13
- Plaintiffs' lawyers protect their cartel by bringing antitrust suit
- $2.7 billion nanny-state regulation
- Around the web, February 21
- Frank v. Fitzpatrick: I get to say "told you so!"
- Setback for Chevron in fraudulent Ecuador litigation
- California rejects tertiary asbestos liability in O'Neill v. Crane
- Madison County's controversial asbestos litigation system under fire yet again
- CCAF Second Circuit brief in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
- Around the web, December 15
- Preempro jackpot justice verdicts in Philadelphia
- Hans Bader uncovers a Catch-22 in EEOC enforcement