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Around the web, March 20

  • Maryland gasoline leak results in award against ExxonMobil of "only" $150 million [Daily Record]
  • Also in Maryland, Peter Angelos calls off a ten-year-old suit against lead paint manufacturers [Genova]
  • Mark Herrmann (Jones Day, Drug & Device Law Blog) op-ed on Wyeth v. Levine [Chicago Tribune] Dechert client alert on the decision [D&DL] And Darshak Sanghavi takes the New England Journal of Medicine to task for imagining "personal injury attorneys can do a better job than the FDA in protecting Americans from complicated and sometimes dangerous medications on the market" [Slate via Pero]
  • Assemblyman Van Tran explains his proposal in Sacramento for class action certification reform [California Civil Justice]
  • New study finds ABA's liberal bent not just a matter of perception [Coyle, NLJ; Vining, Steigerwalt, Smelcer] And now the Association is going to be right back in the thick of the judicial selection process [CBS]
  • Symposium: "The Globalization of Class Actions" [AAPSS, Hensler, ed.]



Rafael Mangual
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Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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