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Around the web, October 14

  • Here comes a big wave of investor class actions over the mortgage implosion [NLJ]
  • Followup to our discussion of pending class action reforms in the U.K., with numerous useful links [Paul Karlsgodt, Class Action Blawg]
  • Detroit News endorses re-election of Michigan Chief Justice Clifford Taylor [its editorial via Pero]
  • Johnson & Johnson has spent at least $68 million to settle claims over its Ortho Evra birth control patch, which Planned Parenthood considers safe and effective [Bloomberg; earlier here, here, here, and here]
  • Survey finds most demanding employment issues for company legal departments are discrimination/harassment, FMLA, wage/hour, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley [annual ACC/Jackson Lewis survey, Workplace Prof]
  • California court of appeal rules that parties can use state's Section 998 offer-of-judgment rule, an analogue of FRCP 68, right away at start of lawsuit rather than only after waiting period [Cal Biz Lit]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.