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Around the web, February 9

  • Mississippi: Dickie Scruggs said to plan second guilty plea, this time in Peters-DeLaughter matter [NMC @ Folo]
  • Biden aide Mark Gitenstein, tapped for Office of Legal Policy, is target of latest plaintiff's bar campaign because he's lobbied for the U.S. Chamber [slanted L.A. Times via Drum Major Institute, David Arkush of Public Citizen acting as point person; Gitenstein defended by prominent liberals]
  • Mass tort actions brewing against Merck over Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine? [Burch/Mass Tort Lit Blog]
  • Credit crisis litigation wave enters third year [Kevin LaCroix, D & O Diary]
  • Serve the papers on your way out: Ledbetter legislation likely to offer greatest litigation incentive for employees at brink of retirement [McCormick/Prawfsblawg]
  • Two papers by Robert Leflar on medical malpractice and liability in Japan [TortsProf]



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

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Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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