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April 16 roundup

  • Bill being pushed in Texas legislature would pull more defendants into asbestos litigation [Legal NewsLine, Texans for Lawsuit Reform (PDF)]
  • Often assailed as fraught with hidden bias, testing of job applicants may be less biased than the alternatives [Ray Fisman, Slate]
  • Annual Clifford symposium at DePaul earlier this month does not look to signal any break from the series' reliably plaintiff-oriented reputation [Stier, Mass Tort Lit]
  • "Oregon drops punitive damages claim to save jobs" [Cal Punitives]
  • Two dubious expert evidence rulings on multiple chemical sensitivity [David Bernstein @ Volokh]
  • Public Citizen alum and Georgetown lawprof David Vladeck, known as a committed and tireless opponent of pretty much every opinion advanced on sites like this one, named to head Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection [CL&P, ShopFloor]



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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